This week I traveled to Zaballos a remote community on the west coast of Vancouver Island where I visited the schools environment reclamation project and gave a presentation on my work in Zambia. I had met the students and teachers last year in Prince George where I was a speaker at the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia’s Conference on the ‘Stewards of the Future’. I was very impressed with the schools efforts and was invited to visit the project. It was well worth the long trip. I would like to acknowledge my being on the traditional lands of the Ehattesaht Nation, also to the community, the teachers and the attentive students for their efforts in making me welcome.
May I present Stephen Nyirenda, African Community Project’s Outreach Coordinator of Luangwa Community Forests, he has been with us for over 5 years. He is a devoted environmentalist and community unsung hero. Luangwa town is at the confluence of the Luangwa and Zambezi Rivers, which was called Feira until 1964. Three countries also join in the area, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Looking after our new trees in Mumbi Community Forests…….sorry goats but Mr. Garry only likes you when you are on the Barbie!
Mumbi Community Forests conducted a meeting on Friday so the members could collect more seeds to plant just before the coming rains. There where over 120 members in attendance at the meeting and Felix Nguluwe, African Community Project’s Outreach Coordinator gave out 2,500 Moringa, 5,000 Leucaena and 3,000 Jatropha seeds. Climate change was also discussed on how they could do their part combatting it in the Community Forest.
October 18. These photos of Moringa and new members were taken yesterday in Katete. There are still many people coming for environmental education and how to grow trees at Tikondane Community Centre. Felix Nguluwe visited there yesterday with more seeds and observed the germination rate on the last planting at almost 100%. Next week he is invited to visit his Royal Highness Chief Ndake of Nyimba at his Palace to talk to him and his indunas about our program and how he can join in.