For two weeks in July I was lucky enough to join the Greenpop team in Livingstone, Zambia, for the second year of their reforestation and eco education project, Trees for Zambia.
Last year, Greenpop rolled out their ambitious Trees for Zambia reforestation project and a total of 4135 trees were planted over three weeks. This year, they are doing it again and it promises to be even bigger and better.
Africa is bold and it is beautiful. It's also a schizophrenic puzzle of haves and have-nots, as you will discover if you visit Livingstone on the edge of the Victoria Falls in southern Zambia.
During my week at Greenpop’s Trees for Zambia reforestation and conservation education project in Livingstone I smiled solidly for seven days. Here are ten reasons why I think tree-planters are such a happy bunch.
It was the first Friday of the Trees for Zambia reforestation and conservation education project in Livingstone - a good day to plant 1000 trees.
After an awesome start to Greenpop's Trees for Zambia reforestation and conservation education project, things only got better.
The beginning of Greenpop's Trees for Zambia project.
1 July saw the kick off a Livingstone-based reforestation and conservation education project aptly named, Trees for Zambia. I was lucky enough to join Greenpop's three-week, 5000 tree programme for a week of planting, learning, teaching and merriment.
Greenpop, a tree-planting organisation based in Cape Town, has launched a reforestation project called Trees for Zambia that will see over 5 000 trees planted in the Livingstone area over a three week period starting on 1 July.