SO WHAT IS GOING ON THEN?!

BREAKING NEWS: The Run 4 Reforestation is back on! Virtually Saturday 4th September It is time to rally your troops (friends, family, colleagues, random acquaintances etc) and run for TREEZ Click here for more info





We, the owner/managers of Zomba Forest Lodge, set up Zomba TREEZ (The Reforestation of the Environment and Ecosystem of Zomba) in 2014, and have been working with local communities and the Forestry Department to reforest and protect over 300 hectares on the south western slopes of Zomba Plateau. For those of you who know Zomba Plateau, you know that it is a massif of rolling hills predominantly planted with pine, dotted with pockets of riverine forests and swarthes of grassland. Zomba TREEZ works mainly on the south western slopes in the areas around Zomba Forest Lodge, with communities and sports teams we have come to know and respect. These areas were previously pine but which after harvesting, had been left uncared for, and much of it burned year after year. We are in the process of obtaining a governmental concession that will allow us to finally officialise and improve our environmental work in this area! We are very excited about this! It takes hard work and dedication (and funds) but these efforts are sorely needed, and the communities now understand the value of our efforts. As we move into the fire season (the dry season), this makes our work even more pressing as our teams end up on the Plateau firefighting alongside the Forestry Department, trying to prevent further environmental degradation. The Run4Reforestation is our main fund raiser for the various activities we carry out which is why we need to make a big song and dance about it :)






And Malawi is particularly spectacular.


I am not going to lie. I often get a tad blasé about how beautiful it is here. I guess when you live somwhere, you just get used to it. It is difficult to imagine that most people don't live somewhere where a couple of kms away, you can sit and breathe in the views, the air, the beauty.


But every now and then I am reminded and this morning was one of these mornings where i stopped to take it all in.


One of the lessons I am trying to master is to enjoy what we have, every day.


Today I did :)