Category Archives: Back 2 Eden

Orchard wind protection

The winds normally sweep through this area at great speed, but this year was the worst in recent history.  The winds tore off the previous bags (do you remember the white pig feed ones?) and did quite a number on

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The trees are growing!

The orchards Roy and crew planted of many different tropical fruit trees and plants, including dragon fruit and coffee are growing well.  Many are bursting up out of their protective sacks.  It is winter now, so the temperatures will drop

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Planting trees and hope

A few more preschools in the nearby townships planted trees today.  Zweli and the guys went along with the teachers to help them plant and protect the trees and to interact with the kids and other teachers and caregivers. 

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The fence is up!!

Roy and his crew have finished the fence!  It took teamwork to hand stretch the fencing onto the posts.  When we left South Africa in March, the undone fence weighed heavily on Roy, so we are ever so thankful to

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Clearing the fenceline

Roy and helpers are hard at work prepping the strip of land where the fence will go, which will protect the fruit orchards at the farm.  It was not easy to leave CAR, but it is a gift to be

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Last days in South Africa 1

Wow, Roy the energizer bunny was going full steam those last few days in South Africa.  He tied up a lot of loose ends, but also has left quite a few tasks in the hands of Zweli, the farm manager. 

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Township schools

Roy and Zweli were able to squeeze one last presentation to a group of representatives from 21 local nursery schools.  They learned about how to plant, protect, and care for fruit tree seedlings and veggie gardens.  They learned about God’s

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Khula’s young adults learning about gardening

Roy & Zweli, representing Back 2 Eden, met with Khula’s post high school students last week.  Khula is a campus out in the boonies that boasts a nursery school/nutrition program, a post high school that helps young adults to prepare

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Fruit trees at local nursery schools

Today our Back 2 Eden crew visited 8 preschools that serve low-income families. Roy and Zweli had held a seminar for these preschool teachers and staff earlier this week, helping them to understand how the Lord provides and exactly how

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Happenings at the Back 2 Eden farm

We invested in a post hole borer digger thingamabob – I’m sure there’s a lovely technical name for it, but boy was that a great decision.  Roy and Zweli must’ve dug at least 300 holes between them, for trees, fence

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