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May 13, 2019

Green Care Domesticates Wild Mushroom

Collecting wild mushrooms to culture
Collecting wild mushrooms to culture

Green Care has continued to make strides in mushroom cultivation. In April 2019, the Green Care team went out to the wild in Kov Ndzeen, located Southeast of Kumbo to collect wild edible mushrooms in order to culture them in a bid to increase the number of species in our mushroom farm. This initiative was brought about by one of our friends, Dr. Julius who opted to culture the wild mushrooms in his laboratory. He, Dr. Tandze remarked that 'Green Care has to make a name in mushroom production too by convincing the local community that the same mushrooms in the wild can be grown indoors'. While thanking GlobalGiving for all the donations received over the years, the coordinator of Green Care, Gilbert remarked that 'we will continue to make strides in promoting climate smart activities like mushroom cultivation in our local community'. Dr. Tandze donated test tubes and other supplements for the wild mushroom culture. Our hope is that in the months to come, the product will boost our output. We are grateful for all the GlobalGiving donors who have been assisting us to change lives in our community through mushroom cultivation. A series of trainings on mushroom farming have been programmed in the months ahead. Hopefully, we will be reporting on that subsequently.  

May 13, 2019

Green Care engages youth in tree planting

In the phase of declining ecosystem services such as declining water resources against a backdrop of changing environmental and climatic conditions, Green Care has engaged youth in community tree planting campaigns. We are grateful for GlobalGiving and all the donors who have been supporting us in our endeavours. Some community volunteers have embarked on planting over 500 eco-friendly trees in the Shisong community watershed. Some of the trees planted will not only enhance water retention in the ground to improve water yields, but will also be exploited in the future for medicinal purposes and apiculture (bee farming). These trees will also enhance  carbon sequestration in the phase of climate change. One of the community volunteers, 19 year old Rita reiterated that she is committed to paint the community green by planting more environmentally friendly trees. This tree planting campaign in community watersheds will be extended to neighbouring communities of Mbuluf, Kingomen, Bamngam and Mbah. We remain grateful for all over donors through the GlobalGiving platform. Thank you.

Feb 14, 2019

Community Outreach for Agricultural Potentials

Partial view of an organic garden at Tabah
Partial view of an organic garden at Tabah

Green Care has continued to make strides to ensure food security amidst climate change in our local communities. We are grateful to GlobalGiving through this platform through which donors have been supporting our endeavours. One of such recent endeavours was a community outreach to Tabah at the outskirts of community. This community has a lot of potentials for market gardening, aquaculture and apiculture. The community leader of Tabah, His Royal Highness The Fon reiterated that his community has enough land for market gardening, especially some wetlands where agriculture can be practised during the dry season with limited irrigation. The Fon also noted that such an endeavour will ensure rural food security against a backdrop of climate change. The Green Care team during the visit went round the community for a brief land prospection and concluded that Tabah is blessed with rich soils, potential water resources for domestic use and gardening, areas where ponds could be enhanced for aquaculture as well potentials for bee farming. We thank GlobalGiving and our donors who have sustained our flame.

An organic cabbage garden
An organic cabbage garden
Land prospection for future agrarian developments
Land prospection for future agrarian developments
 
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