The Ghanian branch of the Australian Edge 5 Permaculture company, in partnership with the permaculture network in Ghana, has, since the year 2006, been supporting indigenous tree seed collection, communities tree nursery and forestation, tree plantings in schools and planting trees along rivers in Ghana.
The following activities in Ghana are causing the deforestation of vegetation cover, the drying out of river bodies, desertification, erosion, rainfall, lost of medical plants and animal habitat.
- Chain saw operators
- Conventional farming activities
- Bush fires
- Farming along river banks
Edge 5 permaculture and the Ghana permaculture network are now working with fifty communities who are doing tree nursery work and planting trees to protect their river bodies which have been the only source of drinking water for communities. We would be happy for donors to come to our aid to support these communities. The research conducted so far has seen in these communities it is the women and children who suffer most as they must search for drinking water at large distances from their homes. With your financial and material support we can reach thousands of communities in Ghana who depend upon rivers as their source of drinking water.
To assist, please contact:
Paul Yeboah (Edge5 Permaculture Ghana manager, and Permaculture Ghana Network president).
Box TM 390, Techiman – B/A, Ghana – W/A
Email: yeboahpual70 (at) yahoo.com or paul (at) edge5.com.au
Mobile: +233 24 370 2596