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Tis the season to be jolly!

Learning about what makes a seed viable

…or at least to be collecting and planting seeds!

Until October, our Chairman Irshad is urging us to take advantage of the rainy season to collect and plant as many seeds as possible in order to be able to provide new plants for reforestation projects throughout the rest of the year.

Sunday 20th June saw the first “Collect & Plant”, with Ishmael leading a dozen volunteers through Lubok Semilang, otherwise known as Book Village, identifying and collecting various seeds.

From tiny acorns......

They spent about half an hour there, coming away with a healthy load of seeds, then convoyed up the road to Ishmael’s Nursery where there were spades, hoes, trowels and gloves waiting. Ishmael gave instructions and the small group naturally split into two – one half sorting the seeds into type and the other half constructing new beds for the seeds to be planted in, then all helped plant the seeds.

The time it takes for the seeds to shoot above ground, varies depending on the type of plant. Of the ones planted on Sunday, the first will be showing signs in around 2 months’ time. It was easy and interesting collecting the seeds and learning about the different trees and the fruits that they were from, and seeing and feeling the difference between a healthy seed and one that wasn’t, or one that was too young to be successfully grown. Ishmael was ready and happy to answer all questions.

The few young children that came along were able to participate in all the activities, and had good mucky fun playing on the mountain of earth at the nursery!

Great mucky fun!


The next Collect & Plant is scheduled for Friday 2nd July, from 5pm until 7pm. If you would like to join in, please let Michelle know – 012 458 9051.

Don’t forget to bring water or soft drinks with you, and possibly even a beer or two, as it’s thirsty work…

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