Dir of Programs Brandy Lellou talks with farmers
Farmers in Uganda continue to harvest vegetable crops, which are bountiful fruits of their labors during this season. They optimize their crops with contour farming, helping farmers shape their land based on slope to ensure they’re getting the most use out of their land while optimizing water use. Farmers also take this time to plant more crops on their farms to fill in extra space, maximizing production.
The combination of timber trees, fruit trees and vegetable plants have created more of an “abundance” mindset rather than a “scarcity” mindset with our farmers. With the Forest Garden, they have food for their family to eat and food to take to sell at market.
In addition, we are more earth-friendly through our enterprise-wide transition into using biodegradable tree sacs. These sacs are used in tree nurseries and help seedlings grow strong before farmers plant them into their fields. This transition is a major step towards a more sustainable planting future.
Work continues in Uganda but as the original project is fully funded, we’ve opted to close this Global Giving project at this time.
Existing recurring gifts will be directed to our project still to be funded in Tanzania.
Thank you for your investment in this work! Please take a look at our just released Impact Report in the provided link to learn more.
If you have any questions, please contact Michele Levy, Individual Donor Advisor at 301-565-0630 ext 203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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