Climate Shop project featured on BBC Radio Wales.
Happy New Year to all our supporters and a big thanks to Size of Wales and the Welsh Government for funding our team of 60 women nursery workers to pot up another 1/4 of a million tropical forest seedlings. Asanté Sana and have a great '21!
The sign went up on the facade of our new 'Climate Shop' in Lampeter earlier today. We can't open yet because of the Lockdown restrictions but as soon as we can, we will and then we'll be able to perform a special kind of magic where we convert unwanted household junk into solid carbon fixed directly from the atmosphere. More info here at www.climateshop.org
In June of this year we received a grant from the Welsh Government's 'Covid-19 Emergency Response' stream to deliver 500 family packets of maize and vegetable seed. Luckily the weather has been on our side for a change - resulting in a bumper harvest. A critically important outcome for the community at this difficult time when the population has swelled enormously due to the return of family members from the coastal tourist resorts.
Here boys dry the harvested maize cobs and below one family process and then pound the dried maize into flour
Work starts on the shower extension to the accommodation building at the Bore Community Forest Centre. We want to have the centre ready for guests once the pandemic lockdown restrictions ease and the project creates much needed employment at a difficult time.
Thanks to the great people over at Tree-Nation we've been able to bring 30 local kids up the Bore Forest Centre for a 2 day educational visit. The children planted trees, learnt about the importance of tropical forests, had a guided forest walk and ate a slap up meal. Many of the youngsters often go without lunch so we made sure that for once they had plenty on their plates! Full story here.
Latest order for 17166 trees just received from Tree-Nation. Thanks very much! This significant support of more than €10,000 is a major helping hand to the community at this difficult time. The trees will be shared out amongst our network of 1400 farmer planting partners. Here, Musa our nursery nightwatchman displays some cashew seedlings to be planted with this funding.
Welsh Government funded emergency seed packets getting into the hands of the Boré community.
Bore project receives £6,000 grant to buy maize seed under the Welsh Government's,Wales and Africa Immediate COVID-19 Response Stream
The first batch of seed being loaded for delivery. Mixed 'Family Packets' of maize and other seed will be distributed to 500 families for immediate planting on their own shambas. We will supply planting tools from our community tool library and in only 10-12 weeks time we expect to be supplying most of the food needs for 5000 people.
Thanks so much to the kind people of Wales for helping the community at this particularly difficult time.