Trees of Hope ~ Roots

My name is Denise Rowe, and I am part of the Trees of Hope project.
 
These times are tricky for all of us, tricky and complex and destabilizing. In Zimbabwe, they’re not just navigating the complexities of climate change and Coronavirus, they’re still on the slow path to emergence from the legacy of colonialism. It’s hard to understand when we’re not there. A lot has been taken away, but there is a thriving desire to re-build, re-inspire, re-enliven, and re-member.
 
At Trees of Hope, we want to support the local community in Domboshava, Zimbabwe to be able to put down roots, so they can grow. Inspired by witnessing the impact of deforestation on people and the planet, Trees of Hope was founded in 2019. Our vision is for a thriving, balanced and diverse ecosystem and for a return to living in partnership with the land.
 
Two years ago we fundraised for a borehole for the local community, which is now flourishing and functioning in ways that provide the water necessary to support the local community and the growth of new tree saplings. What is needed now is a safe, stable, sustainable base for the community project: A place where people of all ages can gather and share skills and inspirations, where tree seedlings can grow, dreams can be dreamed, and pathways can be planned toward those dreams becoming a reality.

Can you help us offer something back to this community so they can find their own ground again? We’re aiming to raise £3,000 to build a Trees of Hope project base, which will include:
 
• A new roof for the tree nursery providing fire-proof shade for the trees and a rainwater harvesting system for the nursery
 
• A micro-irrigation system using the collected rainwater
 
• A shaded gathering place for the local community to share their ideas about sustainable futures
 
• A polytunnel for growing vegetables
 
• A compost toilet
 
• A lockable tool shed
 
Giving so much thanks in advance for your generosity with this, from us, from the community in Zimbabwe, from the trees and from the earth.

 
Thankyou for remembering we are family

 
  • Alan Murray
    • £40 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous
    • £30 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous
    • £50 
    • 2 mos
  • Sayambrita Mukherjee
    • £20 
    • 3 mos
  • Josephine Eccleston
    • £10 
    • 4 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Denise Rowe
Organizer
Raised £450 from 5 donations
Chagford, Newton Abbot
Andrew Broadhead
Team member

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