When I began my conservation and restoration journey two years ago, I envisioned one day having a space where members of my community and beyond could come to learn and share thoughts and dynamics around these topics.
Being selected as a forest restoration steward by the GLF earlier this year was an answered prayer to bring my vision to life. The fact that I had joined hands with my community on the journey made it easier to start establishing this space.
A green-house was one of the main establishments we knew we needed. It would be the place where we would be propagating our fruit and tree seeds, growing flowers and fruit, and farming organic vegetables. We would also establish a tree nursery around the space that would host the diverse tree seedlings we would later use for our forest restoration efforts.
It’s been a beautiful journey so far, seeing the greenhouse finally constructed, the community and kids happily owning the initiative, seeds sprouting after propagation, and flowers and fruits slowly germinating and greening the space. It really is a journey we’re happy to nurture each day and one that we hope transforms our community a day at a time as we work to restore and heal our planet.