Immediately, on receipt of funds for a specific project, we will contact the appropriate government agency, if one exists, to establish an initial relationship and determine the appropriate point of contact for the project. We will set up operations that comply with their laws and regulations.
Our plan is to set up operations as close as possible to the targeted area. After establishing our operations center, we will order the tools and dry ingredients necessary to produce the gel water, plus the tools and equipment to plant.
We will look for a greenhouse or establish one in the area, where we can plant seeds, so we will have bedding plants ready to plant when the other materials arrive. We will plant a demonstration garden to be used as a training center and the produce from this garden will be distributed to volunteers who work in the garden. Geographic growing seasons will dictate the timing of our planting.
Future recipients of our program will be invited to participate in the planting of the demonstration garden. Tools and equipment will be available and we will teach people how to make the gel water, and how to plant.
Thirty days after planting it will be obvious, to those involved, that our program works. We will begin teaching people to grow their own food and give them the necessary tools and the dry ingredients required to make the gel water. We will give them the plants from our greenhouse and show them how to grow their own food with 13% of the water normally used with conventional watering/irrigation.
Plantation Program Packages,(see SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMS on the Sponsor page) have been designed, which will provide enough food to sustain a Family of 5 or 6 people for one year on a very small piece of land. We have been harvesting 3,000 to 4,500 lbs. of produce from a .25 acre garden in marginal soil every year for the past 20 years in a semi arid area (no rainfall during the growing season.)
Vegetables will be harvested within 60-120 days after planting, depending on the particular crop. In exchange, we will ask them to help us plant trees for food, fodder, fuel, nutrition, and shelter. The Moringa Oleifera tree is our tree of choice in warm climates due to the tremendous nutritional value. After the second year, they can begin harvesting food and other commercial goods from the trees, making the farmers more self sufficient.
We will begin with 4 teams, each team working with ten to twelve Families. It will require a minimum of thirty days constant supervision to get each group established, then weekly follow-ups. Out of each group, we should find two or three leaders that we can teach to be trainers and employee them as such.
We will be planting many trees that will provide food, materials for commerce and to help filter the carbon from the air, as well as release pure oxygen, thus helping to reduce the global warming threat. We will be conserving vast amounts of potable water for human consumption, and the soil we rely on to grow so much of the food we consume.
Harold W Jensen
Turning Deserts Into Forests
EIN # 26-1443193
A Non-Profit “501(C)(3)” Corporation