The National Electric Company “Electric Tree” campaign with Planet Drum used nearly all of 3,000+ trees that were in the greenhouse. After a ceremony at the greenhouse on November 10th, a few contractors returned to pick up additional trees for distribution throughout the province.
After giving out most of the saplings at the greenhouse to the National Electric Company, the greenhouse was organized and cleaned up to prepare for continued tree production from the seedbeds, which are bursting with new seedlings.
A new batch of rice hulls was acquired from Charapoto (rice production capital of Manabí).
The greenhouse ramada was improved (the slope of the roof was increased to improve drainage) for the upcoming rainy season.
The greenhouse compost pile (mostly decomposed leaves) was sifted to prepare soil.
Bottles were recycled as containers for trees. Transplanting of the new generation of native trees is progressing.