Nov 13, 2018

New strides towards zero-grazing

harvesting guatemala from the wild
harvesting guatemala from the wild

The 21st Century is plagued by resource scarcity at the local and global scales. In order to meet up with decreasing pasture scarcity caused by climate change, Green Care is experimenting zero-grazing. Animals are kept is a stable near the house and fed there. This process will be diffused gradually to the community so as to mitigate conflicts of animals straying into farmland and destroying crops. M Stephen, a farmer to blends crop cultivation and animal raising reiterated that this is a welcome initiative by Green Care. He pointed out that this is a form of local resource cycling in the face of climate change. This experimental initiative is gaining grounds, thanks to donations through GlobalGiving. Thank you!

zero-grazing on the move
zero-grazing on the move
Aug 14, 2018

Musrhoom Cultivation Training

A trainee admires GCA
A trainee admires GCA's mushroom production effort

After a while of suspense due to lack of means Green Care Association (GCA) in the month of June organized mushroom cultivation training to interested community members. Fifteen persons participated in the intensive training. At the end, the trainees pledged to become mushroom farmers. As part of the training participants were taken to GCA demonstration farm for a ‘seeing believes’ and question and answer session. This motivated the participants so much that they all decided to buy fresh as well and dried mushrooms. It was after the training that one of the participants (Sylvester) promised he is going to set up his farm soon. He reiterated that ‘even if Green Care Association at some point will surrender mushroom cultivation, I am going to keep on the cultivation and where possible involve more young people’. We are thankful for the many donations from Global Giving Friends who have helped to improve the lives of many. We at GCA are determined to continue to assisting our communities.

Partial view of the mushroom farm
Partial view of the mushroom farm
Sample of mushroom harvest during training
Sample of mushroom harvest during training
Aug 14, 2018

Tree Education and Planting

Tree species identification at GCA nursery
Tree species identification at GCA nursery

Green Care Association (GCA) continues with indigenous tree seeds collection, nurse and out plant with interested persons and groups. Recently, this was the case with a group that came for training at GCA Agricultural Training Centre. A session was organized to educate participants on the value of trees, when and how to plant. Trainees were thrilled and resorted to buying some tree species. One of the participants, Henry excitedly exclaimed 'so long as I am alive, I am going to plant a minimum of 10 trees every year in my family land’. His efforts to buy some 30 trees triggered GCA to donate him some additional trees. As a motivation GCA has program to execute similar programs every year to interested persons and groups for free so as to encourage the habit of tree planting with communities. We remain thankful to our Global Giving donors who keep supporting our projects such that we are able to pass on knowledge to our remote communities. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much.

An 11 year old muslim girl participated actively
An 11 year old muslim girl participated actively
It was a great day - bright faces
It was a great day - bright faces
A 12-year old girl is environmetally concious ...
A 12-year old girl is environmetally concious ...
 
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