November 2016 Update

In November, volunteers and Orlando worked on improving the new greenhouse by cleaning up, arranging trees and supplies, preparing materials for mixing soil, and building new tools, such as a soil sifter. More soil was collected and sifted and was used as a substrate for transplanting seedlings to plastic bottles.

Ngaire collects soil for sifting, while Joey and Orlando construct a sifter.
Clay attached wire mesh to the wooden frame of the soil sifter.
Joey and Ngaire sifting soil.
A batch of freshly transplanted Chirimoya fruit trees.

There were also opportunities to work with local communities. Planet Drum was invited to a community event at Freedom near Canoa and residents helped plant trees there.

Local children learn about tree planting during a community event near Canoa.
Planting trees with kids at the Freedom community center.

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