Spring has sprung (at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere)! And when we think of spring, we think of flowers; and when we think of flowers, we think of bees. Thank you for your generous donation to this beekeeping project, and for being among the first (of what we hope will be many more to come) donors to get this project off the ground.
As we noted in our last project update, we'll officially launch this project once the first $1,500 is raised (this will allow us to purchase 15 hives and hold the first training workshop). We are hopeful that this will happen in the next couple of months. In the meantime, we invite you to learn more about our field partner the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) by checking out the latest edition of their journal, aptly named The Arc Journal. It will give you a glimpse at some of the current events surrounding Tanzania's forests - everything from forest justice to the government's role in conserving these forests. You can also read up on TFCG program highlights, including encouraging youth engagement in environmental issues, land use planning, and the REDD pilot project. This GlobalGiving beekeeping project is just one of many community-based projects that contribute to ARC and TFCG's overarching mission to conserve Tanzania's forests.
If you live in or near NYC, we would love for you to join us at our 21st annual Artists for Africa benefit this April 11th where you can learn even more about our mission to support grassroots community development and conservation projects in Tanzania. More details about this special event for Tanzania, its people and its forests, can be found here.
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