Tree Nursery & Planting
Some 2/3rd of Tanzania is forest land but the volume is decreasing rapidly. the main problem is the cargoal prodcution for cooking and we have very few economically viable alternatives to give for the common households.
Commercial and controlled utilizatoin of forests is also growing so we do have some positives as well.
There is need to to develop the tree nursery and panting activities in Tanzania. Also to give visibility for the public in common about the importance of forests.
We also need to recognize the importance of forests for turist inductry as well as for all Tanzanian as free time destination if form of nature and bird watching treks.
Art in Tanzania runs plant nursery and tree planting programs in Moshi (Kilimanjaro) and in Dar es Salaam.
In Moshi we partner with community based organization that was founded in 1999 to conserve the Njoro Juu Spring, the water source for twelve villages in the lowland dry area of Moshi's rural district. But the spring is only a small part of their mission: as an indigenous tree nursery, they foster Tanzania's conservation efforts by planting trees in deforested areas around Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Volunteers work together with the locals in the tree nursery and make natural fiber paper. This is a full day job with a lunch break in between and work is quite physical. Activities in the project can vary from day to day based on the needs of the project, for example watering plants, collecting seeds, pruning trees, gathering braches for paper making, work on paper making process, artwork for finished papers etc.
In Dar es Salaam we are developing a plant nursery and tree planting program of our own. It also includes reserach for alternative fertilizers as using dry toilet waste as well as to develop forestry based nature treks as bird watching tours.
You can particiapte all the activities above but also along needing more hands we also need more knowledge and solutions so all new ideas are much welcome. you amy implement a program of your own in Africa.