ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AND
In 2015, everyday gandhis' deemed it necessary to engage in environmental protection and ecological restoration activities when the impacts of deforestation became visible before our eyes such as storms, scarcity of food, water, desertification, decreased biodiversity and a complete shift in Liberia’s climate. Based on this evidence, eg has conducted workshops in affected areas to create awareness about the impacts and the threats of global warming and climate change.
To meet our goals, we have built nurseries with a variety of plants and fruit-bearing trees to distribute among participants attending the workshops, as well as trained them on how and where to plant and maintain the trees. Cities, towns, and villages benefit from the projects as their homes are now safer from storms (windbreaks), creating recreational areas, and beautification of school campuses, offices, and private homes.
For rapid, effective and lasting results, we are now working with communities on preserving part of their forests, inter-planting damaged areas, as well as providing the technical knowledge to build their own nurseries and continue the good work, even without eg. Their total involvement is crucial to our program because it may be incorporated into their daily life for generations to come.
Sustainable agricultural training plays another critical role in our environmental protection efforts. Permaculture is a form of sustainable agriculture that increases food production, restores soils and forests, provides drought protection and safely recycles human and vegetable waste. Permaculture honors and draws on traditional farming and land preservation strategies.
Trainings for local farmers, as well as tree propagation takes place on our Voinjama compound, a neighboring empty lot, and a nearby 50-acre forest preserve that serves as a source of food, medicinal plants, and a research/educational site that will enhance production in nearby farms and contribute to drought protection for nearby wells.