Jai Shri Radhe Shyam! What a difference this year’s summer rains have made! I can’t wait to get back to the Shyam Forest, and I hope you’ll come by to see your tree soon too! Our project manager Prakash reports that 35 of our 200 trees needed replanting…not a bad figure considering all the hazards and severe weather. In these most recent photos you can see our friend Nitai Prabhu lent a hand, alongside hired labor and a gardener, as they weeded the tree guards, trimmed the lower branches, increased the trenches around the base to add natural cowdung fertilizer and water. Prakash hand selected new saplings from Mathura, mostly Neem, Sisam, and Ashok trees, which have proven to do well at this site. Once the rains trail off we will resume twice monthly water tankers to keep the trees growing happily. At any time you can still contribute a new tree guard with your name or that of a loved one, group or organization. Thank you for helping to keep Govardhan green in Shyamdas’ memory!
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