Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tree and Garden Projects

I have been doing an afternoon tech ed project at the International School of Moshi -Arusha campus here in Tanzania East Africa. Its a project in trees, and it falls under the fields of learning in Agrobusiness, Forestry, and Biotechnology.
We are working as a group of parents on this project with teachers, admin, students, and our ISM community. The blog at and were set up by me to communicate about this fun learning project.
I am also trying to use tree projects in adult tech ed and appropriate tech/community developmenj projects in the village of Ilkilorit where we are living now here in Arusha town. I will be trying to work with friends in the Tanzania Forestry Service to tap their knowledge and experience base; to collect seed samples; and to learn about indigenous tree species. As we gather our own seed samples and try to plant those, we are trying in our school clubs and workgroups to gather information resources that can help us and others develop tree projects. Below is a pic of a vegatable farm and seedbed garden to experiment with farming and appropriate and sustainable agriculture techniques. Also see the blogs! I also picked up Rodale Press' book Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew and will be reading that and Wangari Maathai's autobiography entitled Unbowed