Welcome to Our Forest
As part of our Green Schools program, fruit trees are planted in school backyards to provide a regular source of nutrition to the children.
Mr. and Mrs. Tomas above definitely blew us away with their passion for reforestation. They lived on a bare mountain with nothing, I mean nothing growing, the first time I visited them in 2010. The entire mountain was just rock and they begged me for help. They kept pulling out their pockets and showing me that they are empty. I said, “All I can offer are trees.” And Tomas said he’ll take trees. So over the next two years I saw his mountain transform right through two droughts from lifeless to what you see here. His property spreads way behind the house and he planted and watered all that we offered: mangoes, lemons, oranges, grapefruits and hardwoods. He was a nobody who became an example for all the village. Today their basic needs are met by what the trees provide. Many are very tall now like in some of the other pictures below.