Banda, Rwanda Update 11/6/2011

The intrepid Sharon from Apples for Africa just returned from the Lake Kivu region of Rwanda with this photo showing the orchard we sponsored a couple of years ago.  They’re just stripping the leaves and whitewashing the trunks (to protect them from the hot African sun), getting ready for them to blossom again.  The orchard looks healthy, with some training needed to tie the branches down horizontally to spur fruiting and enable them to hold a heavy crop load. 

Besides the orchard you can see it is an incredibly beautiful place; someone coming upon this orchard in the middle of the jungle must think they have arrived at a mystical land.  Where else do you have cameleons eating bugs off your apple trees?

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