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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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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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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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