As has been the case over the years Green Care Association (GCA) has continued with its field and practical work by collecting some local trees for its nursery. Most of the seeds collected have been sown in anticipation for germination and planting come May 2018, start season for tree planting. Seed collection has been a very reliable approach to sustaining Tree nurseries than buying. Most of the seeds collected are bee friendly, medicinal and economic value like the Croton and Prunus africana species. Right now GCA is working hard to advertise to institutions and individuals the species of trees availble for eventual planting during the wet seasons. One of the official visitor Mr Paschal from Tatum to GCA was quick to say aloud " I never could imagine for once the quantities and varieties of Trees in your nursery and above all the attached benefits after your introduction and explanations. I am happy, very happy for your good nursery. Thank you."
Because GCA has over the years sustained the nursery, many tree species that were near extinct or endangered are now common around to find to some degree. A source of inspiration to the community. We are therefore very grateful to GlobalGiving donors who have help to keep us moving on through their wonderful donations. GCA is proud of you.
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.