Category Archives: Back 2 Eden

Please pray for relief from the flooding in S. Africa

We are receiving photos of massive flooding in the cities and townships in the area we live when we’re in S. Africa.  Please pray for the people who have lost homes and belongings, who have been injured or lost because

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Thankful for Jaydene’s help

Jaydene, the volunteer we wrote about last month, has agreed to come one or two days each week to help supervise and manage the project while we’re in CAR.  This will be a relief to Roy and a great help

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First fruits

Things are growing and beginning to produce at the Back 2 Eden farm!   The jakfruit trees are growing beyond their wind protection sacks.

The  dragon fruit are blooming and we’re getting lemons, from a tiny tree!

As the unusual fruit

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Back 2 Eden news

We have a new friend of Back 2 Eden, our ag project.  Her name is Jadene, and she’s been volunteering in the nursery and the orchards.  She’s in between jobs, having taught science and then visited Thailand with her husband. 

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Back 2 Eden – ag development in S. Africa

Roy is busy with his Back 2 Eden crew, caring for the orchards and the nursery, patiently waiting for his contacts to come through for visiting schools and townships in our area.

 

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Back 2 Eden

Our Back 2 Eden team with brand new tshirts; from left to right – Roy, Loyisa, Sbabalo, Zweli, Aleta, Sam & Anna, Lynn & Gary. The land, 2 workers, and help with a truck purchase for the project have all

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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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