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.
Three interns had a one month hands on training at Green Care of recent on how to cultivate mushroom. When these youngsters came, they recounted stories of how they used to collect mushrooms from the wild. As a great surprise to them, they were elated to be collecting mushrooms from a house every morning. They continued asking questions on what type of material mushrooms grow on in the house compared to wild mushrooms that grow in the soil and dead wood. As they continued their curiosity, the staff of Green Care prepared materials to be used as substrate to grow mushrooms. That fateful morning, measurements taken and combinations of various materials made. The most interesting part of the process to the interns was the pasteurisation process. One of the interns, Sandrine remarked that ‘this is a pure indigenous technique of sterilising substrate to grow mushroom’. She made this remark because the pasteurisation process was done on a local fire side by heating the substrate in a metal container using fuelwood. The interns appreciated this and promised to come back to Green Care in the future to learn more about mushroom production techniques.
Green Care has been striving in mushroom production against all odds following the crises currently plaguing the Anglophone Regions of Cameroon. Some community members have registered to come for trainings on mushroom cultivation as soon as their crop harvesting season is over. We are grateful to GlobalGiving for enabling donors to support us through this platform. Community members have come to realise that mushroom production will guarantee food security. A student on internship Miss Dorcas commented that she never knew mushroom could be cultivated indoors. She remarked that she will also try a small mushroom farm upon completion of her studies. We remain grateful to GlobalGiving. Thank you!