In January 2020, we started planting trees, a mixture of fruit and indigenous trees, on the grounds of local schools. We have also planted in the four villages surrounding Moorings farm: Mujigga, Kayuni West, Kayuni East, and Malambu. By March 2020, we’d planted 600 trees.
Our in-country partners, the owners of the tree nurseries, and the conservation officer in Monze train Zambians about the value of trees and water-efficient ways to plant and care for them. They visit the schools and villages to monitor that the trees are being cared for properly.
The goal of our tree-planting project is to mitigate the impact of future droughts (which could become an increasingly frequent trend) and to help the local villagers become more resilient during times of hardship.