2017 Seed Collection

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June 9, 2017 Leucaena seed collection from our members has begun in Mumbi Community Forests

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Planting has begun!

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March 20, 2017: The Demonstration Nursery in Mumbi Village is completed and Felix, African Community Project’s Outreach Coordinator and volunteers from the Nyalukomba charcoal making group are busy filling the poly grow pots to start planting. Nyalukomba Community Forests will get their nursery next week.

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New Demonstration Tree Nursery

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This week African Community Project’s Felix ‘Green Thumb’ Nguluwe is overseeing the building of a new Demonstration Tree Nursery with Mumbi Community Forests members in the heart of Mumbi Village.

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Nyalukomba Village Charcoal Makers

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African Community Project’s Mumbi Community Forests has been asked by Chief Mumbi to work with the charcoal makers to make the industry sustainable. The first meeting was with Nyalukomba village that make a living of making and selling charcoal. Our Outreach Coordinator, Felix Nguluwe will have a challenge convincing the charcoal makers to do it sustainable. This will require lots of sensitization and patients.

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March 29th, 2017 African Community Project’s Outreach Coordinator, Felix Nguluwe traveled to Katete from Mumbi village to check on the trees that were planted by Katete Community Forests a few months ago. His report was very positive and his count of trees was over 70,000 healthy trees of assorted species. The community has set up a committee to run the new community forest and are now part of African Community Project.

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