As has been the case for the last Twelve years Green Care Association (GCA) has continued serious work at its Tree Nursery and has been supplying trees of various species to the Local Councils and institutions like schools and managers of community forests and water catchments. This time around the thousands of Trees in the nursery have either medicinal, economic, fruit and ornamental values. Nursery work is all year round by GCA staff and volunteers some of whom are local or from overseas. Its for these reasons that the Mayor of Kumbo Council upon visiting the nursery recently declared “ My Council is going to do everything such that the trees are bought and planted around, especially as enrichment of Kumbo Council forest”. The nursery which is based in Shisong is accessible by Car and nearer an all season source of water. Its thanks to GlobalGiving donors that GCA has been able to buy a good variety of seed species and other nursery requirements. GCA shall is very thankful to Global Giving donors.
In other to increase and assure regular supply of Mushroom be it fresh or dried to the local market and some partners Green Care Association( GCA) has maintained its efforts of cultivating mushroom. This is done at its recently constructed farm that is serving as a demonstration farm for the community. Its thanks to Global Giving donors that GCA constructed the building serving as demonstration farm and mushroom seed production centre. Individuals keep visiting GCA centre for advice, purchase and in some cases inquire information about how to cultivate. Recently a student from the regional school of Agriculture Mr Julius, visited and was so impressed with what he saw. His conclusion could be summarized as follows “ This is what I have been looking for about mushroom” GCA is now able to sustain for the last few years mushroom to its local shisong community and beyond and to a bigger market in Bamenda.
For close to three years now Green Care Association(GCA) has continued with its mushroom cultivation program. This practice has been going on during the dry and wet season. GCA has also succeeded in training many individual farmers as well as groups. Some have benefited seed multiplication as well. Reason Why one GCA local volunteer Rita recently declared " I now see great value with my voluntary time in GCA due to the fact that am now understand so much about much cultivation as a job from seed multiplication, management to planting, harvesting and preservation of mushroom". We at GCA are grateful to Global Giving donors whose donations helped a great deal to take Green Care to appreciable level in Mushroom cultivation. We shall for ever be grateful and are determined to continue doing our best. Thank you.