Nairobi, Kenya. Exciting times as we are getting ready to start building Sadhana Forest Kenya!
Yoav arrived in Kenya 3 weeks ago to begin the preparation work for the project. James and Yoav have been running around Nairobi fixing our car which will serve as our mobile training center and tree distribution vehicle. They explored water solutions and bought many bits and pieces and other supplies that will be needed in our very rural and remote location in Samburu County.
After some research, we decided to drill a bore hole for the project. Yoav and James travelled to the land, did a hydrogeological survey to determine the best location to drill, and we expect to begin drilling by the end of April or beginning of May. While doing the hydrogeological survey they camped on the land which was a unique and exciting experience, as they heard zebras running at night and some hyenas from far away while familiarizing ourselves and the project with the people living on location at Sadhana Forest Kenya.
The water from the bore hole will be used to irrigate our tree nursery and and for domestic use.
Aviram and Lark arrived one week ago and are also preparing for the project. They are rushing from meeting to meeting while still summing up Aviram’s intensive fundraising tour in France and simultaneously making decisions about solar cookers, water pumps and fencing materials. Busy busy busy!!!
On Sunday, April 20th all of our pioneer team should be in Nairobi, and we will begin the project. At the moment we have 24 pioneers from all over the world. In the spirit of human unity we are all starting to promote food security through reforestation and environmental transformation in Samburu County!!! We would like to thank all of the people who supported and are continuing to support us in this process. Without you this would not be possible. THANK YOU!
In the coming months, we expect to work very hard under long sunny days and cold dark nights, an experience that will be effective, productive and enriching for all of us.
To read more about the Samburu people go to: People: Kenya
To read more about our food forest project in Samburu go to: Food Forests In Samburu
If you are interested in volunteering with us in June read our volunteer section here: Volunteering Here and send us an application form here: Application Form
If you would like to help support our project in Kenya and our other projects worldwide please consider becoming a “Sustaining Member” of Sadhana Forest. With a small monthly donation you can help us plant more trees and affect more people worldwide.
To become a Sustaining Member click here
“May the forest be with you, and may we be with the forest”
April 28, 2014 at 6:46 am -
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greetz from here to there
J.O.R.M. Pieters says:
October 2, 2014 at 9:50 am -
Please can you keep me up to date about this foodforestproject?
I would aprisiate it much.
Ian Kingsford says:
December 1, 2014 at 4:27 pm -
I would greatly appreciate being kept up to date with the Samburu, Kenya project. If it works out it will be brilliant!
December 17, 2014 at 11:37 am -
Hakuna matata , hi and Shalom
I found your Site , and project through sofie Hartmann Who i just met on a Train in munich , i had to Jump out and didnt catch all her mail ., but she told me about The project in Kenia and India . I m interested to collaboratw , please Hit me and forward Mail to sofie . Thank you and Hope to hear from you Soon , Daniel
karen cabron says:
March 27, 2015 at 2:40 am -
I love what you are doing. It is needed all over the world. I will do what I can to help through a donation at this point and letting others know about your good cause.
Do you know about the book, The Man Who Planted Trees, by Jean Giono? A very moving story of a humble, selfless man who methodically planted trees and created paradise and gardens of eden across the barren landscape devastated by war.
Also, do you know about sheet mulching (a permaculture technique)? Using cardboard or newspaper and a thick layer of mulch (leaves, straw, shredded bark, other materials) and some manure or compost. It allows for little or no irrigation at all in very dry, desert areas.
Thank you for what you are doing.
Karen Cabron, Mt. Shasta, CALIF. USA
April 25, 2015 at 7:35 pm -
please we really need this project in northern Nigeria
JEDIDAH MAINA says:
May 9, 2015 at 9:40 am -
I got to know about the organization through a friend called Mesh Deepak.I would like to know much about the organization and also be part of it.its a good thing you are doing.Keep up
August 19, 2015 at 10:21 am -
I’m in Kenya and i come across your stories featured in one of the Kenyan newspaper I appreciated the good job you are doing for our country and moreso to the world at large. May God bless you and your team. Thank you.