Rainy Season has Arrived!!!

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Despite all of the craziness with the COVID Pandemic, PISCES has remained on schedule thanks to the incredible work of Kerime, our Togolese Co-Founder.

Our trees have continued to grow and they should be ready to be planted in Mid-June. The trees above are known as Langue de Femme (Albizia lebbeck) trees in Togo. They are able to take inert nitrogen from the air and, with the help of some bacteria in their roots, convert it into a biological form of nitrogen that the tree uses to quickly grow. Because of this, their leaves are rich in organic nitrogen, which we will use to make a beneficial compost for our crops.

Because roaming animals are a common problem in Togo, we have put up a fence to keep our baby trees and plants safe for the first few years.

However, as fencing is expensive and often only lasts for a few years in the hot and dusty Togolese climate, we will also plant a “living fence” composed of perennial grasses and thorny bushes to promote water retention and keep roaming animals at bay.

Here, Kerime is preparing the bed where the living fence will be planted. The broad fork (the large green tool in the left photo) is used to break up the soil so that rain water is more easily absorbed. This also helps the plants’ roots to penetrate more deeply into the soil so they can access more nutrients and become more drought resistant.

We have also set-up rock lines to separate the different sections of the farm. The four sections will be a forest, a garden, a field of cereal crops, and a fallow field.

As you can see, we have a very detailed and precise plan that we are following.

More photos to come as we will soon be planting our fields with trees and crops!

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