| Aug 11, 2023
Building a Tree Nursery in Massai Land
Tree Nursery in Maasai land
YAY!! We are celebrating the new tree nursery in Enkutoto Nahalala supported by our generous sponsors. We are incredibly proud of our Maasai partners who are realizing more and more the very best thing they can do for their community and survival in the major drought in Kenya is to plant more trees. They are seeing the trees we have been planting since 2018 finally start to grow and it has given them a lot of hope and inspiration to plant so much more.
We especially love that the Maasai community self initiated this tree nursery. We wanted to build this nursery while we were there in 2018 but alas, the time was not right and we had so much education to impart about HOW to do it, including making the compost with the women and what species of tree seeds to collect and propagate.
With the prices of purchasing trees rising every year, our Maasai community finally began to value the process we went through to teach them how to produce the trees themselves. All the investment of time and effort is coming to fruition. Indeed, when replicating our model with new communities, it DOES take time for them to realize how long term the process is to grow a tree. It makes more sense financially to produce the trees ourselves, and yet, as part of community development, sometimes it takes a few years for everyone to come to their own conclusion that the BEST solution is to plant more trees.
It's no accident that just as the trees we have been planting are starting to attain some size and offer some desperately needed shade, the Maasai community is also growing to maturity with this work and ready to advance to new levels. This is what we have been waiting for in terms of heightened efforts to fundraise for them and send them more money.
Please share this project with your friends as we want to support the Maasai warriors, men and women and children who are activating to grow more trees in their own local nursery for their immediate community and beyond. Trees make the rain and serve as shade and food sources and are so precious to drought stricken Kenya.
Inspiration from producing trees
Our great leader in Maasai land Dalmas
Trees planted before finally starting to get big
DREAMS do come true! We love trees!