No. 55A Enjoy the success of our crowd funding! And an update.
By Tiiu-Imbi Miller | Newsletter No. 55A August 2014

Our crowd funding raised  £2105, which is £105 over our minimum target. We are delighted, and so are our partners in Cameroon. The money will go to provide Inga plots and environmental education in six Cameroon schools, starting in September.

Thank you very much to all of you who took part,whether by donating, offering to provide rewards, or publicising it.

Our Cameroon partners had already started to plant Inga at some of the schools, so here are some photos. Apologies if you have already seen some of them. We have had many new subscribers to this newsletter, so we’re repeating some of the best ones. The children look eager. We are very glad the project can continue and we will not be disappointing them.

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Planting Inga seedlings, primary school, Cameroon.

 

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Sowing Inga seeds into plastic bags of soil.

 

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Staffroom at Nkoumadjap School, staff and students from the Nature and Environment club.

 

Honduras.

A lot has been going on since we last reported on Honduras.

The Inga at the six school plots has been doing well.  We will report on these in another newsletter. More school plots are planned.

If you have been following us for some time you will know that Dr. Dodson wanted to plant a large Inga demonstration area high up on the FunaVid Mountain. Planting is now well under way.Description: Macintosh HD:Users:tiiuimbimiller:Inga Project:Website_Newsletter:August2014:August14Web:MountainWeb.jpgTop of FunaVid Mountain before planting Inga

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Distant view of FunaVid Mountain, showing where the Inga demo plot is situated.

They have been planting Inga, following the contours, there. Like so much of Honduras, it is on a steep slope. We hope to show that the Inga is effective in greatly reducing erosion.

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Carrying the seedlings up the mountain.

 

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Planting on the steep slope.

 

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Planting along the contours

In a separate project Inga was planted on a farmer’s land, again on a steep slope. The farmer has now extended his Inga plot. It is very encouraging that even though the first farmer’s plot has not yet been pruned, nor any crops grown, a neighbouring farmer has already also taken up the Inga.

 

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Seedlings waiting to be planted out.

Adverse weather conditions delayed doing the Inga on this neighbour’s land, but it has now been achieved. Heavy rain makes the slopes too dangerous to work on, while drought could kill the young seedlings.

 

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Best wishes,
 
Tiiu

Tiiu-Imbi Miller, Mrs. PhD
Secretary
The Rainforest Saver Foundation
Scottish Registered Charity no. SC039007
contact@rainforestsaver.org
www.rainforestsaver.org
 
+44 (0) 131 477 6970

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