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Forest gardens for dry weather in Samburu, Kenya

Wheeling2help collaborates with Sadhana Forest for improving the life's quality of people living in Kenya, especially in the region of Samburu.

But, what do they do exactly for helping them?

Due to the very dry climate that occurs in these areas, the people who inhabit them cannot always provide themselves with all the food they need to stay nourished. That is why together with Sadhana Forest we plant different forest gardens with the intention of providing food to the Samburu village.

How is the weather in Kenya?

In Kenya, we find two very different seasons. On the one hand we have a very dry season with hardly any rain, which takes place between the months of January, February and from June to October; and another very rainy one, which occurs from March to April and from November to December. This means that the climate is very extreme in these areas, which makes it difficult to grow both rainfed and irrigated crops, since there is not enough time for the fruits to flower due to the arrival of adverse weather.

Source: Sadhana Forest

What are forest gardens?

Forest gardening is a low-maintenance sustainable plant-based food production and agro-forestry system based on woodland ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines, and perennial vegetables which have yields directly useful to humans.

Source: Sadhana Forest

The forest garden plantation for us is a way of collaborating hand in hand for a better nutrition of the local people of Samburu through which we can guarantee a greater variety of fresh and healthy products.

What we reached

For the last four years that we have been collaborating with Sadhana Forest, we have planted more than 1000 fruit trees in different regions and schools together with the help of the local community, students and Wheeling2help volunteers.

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