Thursday, June 24, 2010

Why fruit trees?

Follow this link to an interesting article about how fruit trees are improving lives in a region in India.  Families plant a minimum of ten fruit trees every time a girl child is born. Find out why by clicking below:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Planting manioc

10 a.m. break is devotions, announcements, and a short ag/development lesson along with the coffee and doughnuts.

We've just planted a good strain of manioc for multiplication. Here you see them preparing the sticks and then planting them, at the correct slant, at the correct distance for optimum growth.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Trees planted

Rows of trees and happy planters, Simon Dagson and Roy! 91 coconuts and 325 oil palms, a special breed eventually for village distribution, with much more oil and meat to the fruit.

Planting trees!

Here's a truck full of trees to be planted

Planting on CEFA land

Here's Simon in the foreground with a helper way in the background, marking where to plant trees in rows so that they are properly spaced for optimum growth.

CEFA's buffer zone park

Here are some steps leading up to a quiet place, which will have a bench of some sort soon, to think and pray, and then here are the peanuts you saw a couple of weeks ago being planted! The rains are falling and food is growing!