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Progress: Seedlings’ Mud Walls

Mud Walls to Protect Seedlings Ghana

Mud Walls to Protect Seedlings

Here we’re presenting you with images of the Neem seedlings planted in late 2010 and how they’ve fared since constructing the mud walls to protect them.

Well Constructed Mud Wall for Neem Seedling Ghana

Well Constructed Mud Wall for Neem Seedling

Cow Dung Covered Seedling

Cow Dung Covered Seedling

During the dry season, animals and fowls roam freely wherever they like as there are virtually no fences on property. So it’s important to build the walls around plants so they can establish themselves otherwise chickens and guinea fowl, in particular, peck at their bases and often break the fragile stems.

Protecting Neem Trees Ghana

Protecting Neem Trees 2

Seedlings Protected by Mesh Ghana

Seedlings Protected by Mesh

Village Children Help Out with Wall Building Ghana

Village Children Help Out with Wall Building

We figured this must be the Ghana version of making mud pies, only getting dirty, in this case, has a practical purpose. It was impossible to stop the village children from helping out early on, so they jumped in and made a morning of it. Fortunately, it was the dry Harmattan season and, although it’s sunny, it was warm, not hot.

Future Environmentalists Perhaps (Ghana)

Future Environmentalists Perhaps

Look out for more another post coming shortly showing all the kids involved in helping out that day.

 

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