In September and October, our Iguguno Forest Garden project participants worked diligently to grow their tree nurseries for the outplanting season coming up in December. Fast-growing agroforestry and hardwood timber seedlings such as Acacia polyacantha, Gliricidia sepium and Acrocarpus fraxinifolius, will be planted to secure the boundary of each plot and also placed in small woodlots in rows which will act as windbreaks to protect crops within the field.
A vital part of our program is training. Farmers received training on timber outplanting in October. During this training, our staff also demonstrated how to make organic pesticide from local ingredients found around the homestead to treat both pests, such as termites, as well as disease affecting fruits and vegetables. All will help enable that the forest garden is sustained.
To date, our Iguguno project farmers have planted 673,453 fuel, fodder, fruit and timber trees throughout their Forest Gardens.
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