Our Approach

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Phase ONE

2021-2022

We have developed a tree nursery in Northern Senegal capable of producing 8,000 tree saplings per year. Its first harvest of tree saplings is expected in July of 2022. In the meantime, we will continue to purchase and distribute saplings from a tree vendor in central Senegal until the nursery comes to fruition. We will also continue to expand tree distribution, sponsor training and monitoring tree health. 

Why a tree nursery is needed:

We have begun construction of a small nursery that can produce 8,000 trees per year (4,000 trees every 6 months). By July, 2022, the nursery will be able to produce enough tree saplings to distribute to other villages. With enough funding, we can double the size of our tree nursery and produce 16,000 trees per year.  Expanding the nursery would dramatically reduce the cost of both saplings ($1.80 each) and transportation as we currently import the saplings from central Senegal (400 km away).  

Phase TWO

2022-2023

Our second phase entails harvesting new saplings and nourishing the tree nursery in Northern Senegal while continuing to expand tree distribution, sponsor training and tree health monitoring.

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Phase THREE

2023-2024

Our third phase will take place during the second year of nursery harvesting, distribution and training. We will assess the success rate of previously planted trees and evaluate the overall project and our process. We also intend to implement a sustainability plan where local famers will continue tree planting, grooming, reproduction, fencing as well as implement permaculture techniques.

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Budget of $28,000 for:

• Completing a new tree nursery.

• A reliable vehicle for transporting new

   saplings.

• Fencing and other supplies.

• Construction of a new demonstration farm in Fonde Elimane, Senegal (15 acres, with additional tree nurseries included).

Budget of $5,000 for:

  • Tree distribution and training

  • Fencing and other supplies

  • Maintenance of tree nursery

Budget of $5,000 for:

  • Similar to Phase Two's budget. Changes may be implemented depending on success of Phases One and Two.

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