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.
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!
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.
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.
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