Monday, September 27, 2010


After 4 months of garden preparations and planting trees, the last tree was planted this month. A total of 30 hectares(or 75 acres) of 4,750 trees in various tree types, were planted. These included oil palm, coconut palm, malaysian trees, our top 100 fruit/nut/spice trees, breadfruit trees, neem trees, grafted trees, banana trees, forest fruit trees, cola nut trees, and others. Getting these trees into the ground in time to establish themselves before the dry season arrived involved a huge effort on the part of the work teams from the community. These trees will provide the base for testing out new varieties of useful trees for small farmers out in their village gardens.