Another season is beginning at Trees, Water & People’s three Nicaraguan tree nurseries. The end of the year is when the nurseries are cleaned and prepared for the next season’s plantings. We’ve bought most of our seed, most of our soil substrate, and staff have started to build the rows in which hundreds of thousands of trees will be planted.
This year TWP will build reforestation programs along three major lines. One is growing trees for our network of Forest Replacement Associations, and their farmers. These farmers grow trees on their land to diversify their income through forest products like fruit, fuel, and in the longer term, lumber.
The next line is growing trees for demonstration plots at the National Center for Biomass Energy and Climate Change Research, in La Paz Centro, Nicaragua. We have plans sketched and are developing agroforestry models appropriate to the local climate, soils and hydrology.
The third and most important, is finding ways to keep our supporters – both individual supporters and corporate partners – appraised of our progress throughout the year. Global Giving is one great channel through which to do this, but our blog and website are other great sources of information that help us stay connected.
Thank you always for your kind support, and never hesitate to get in touch to see how you or people you know can get more involved in supporting this great project.
Happy holidays from the Trees, Water & People staff!
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