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close this book Forestry training manual for the Africa region
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View the document Trainee guidelines
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View the document Words about transition
View the document Session 1 : Welcome, expectations, and evaluation criteria
View the document Session 2 : Special projects
View the document Session 3 : The forests of the world, peace corps' forestry goals, the individual volunteer's role
View the document Session 4 : Record keeping - group process
View the document Session 5 : Video tapes
View the document Session 6 : Agro-forestry data collection
View the document Session 7 : Feedback
View the document Session 8 : Flowers, seeds, the beginning
View the document Session 9 : Nutrition
View the document Session 10 : Non-verbal communication
View the document Session 11 : Germination
View the document Session 12 : Coping skills
View the document Session 13 : Basic site selection, planning & layout of a nursery
View the document Session 14 : Review of trainees' nursery plan
View the document Session 15 communication through illustration
View the document Session 16 : Soil preparation, seedbed sowing
View the document Session 17 : Individual interviews
View the document Session 18 : Reproduction by clippings and nursery review
View the document Session 19 : Introduction to extension
View the document Session 20 : Protection and record keeping (Insect collection)
View the document Session 20A : Chicken preparation
View the document Session 21 : The volunteers' role as an extensionist
View the document Session 22 : Tropical horticulture: care, tending and disease control
View the document Session 23 : Women in development - part I
View the document Session 24 : Team building
View the document Session 25 : Building and using a rustic transit
View the document Session 26 : Women in development - part II
View the document Session 27 : Working with groups as an extension worker
View the document Session 28 : Trees: identification & planting
View the document Session 29 : Lesson plan and use of visual aids in teaching
View the document Session 30 : The ugly American
View the document Session 31 : Catchments - sowing of seedlings into catchments
View the document Session 32 : Weekly interview
View the document Session 33 : Agro-forestry
View the document Session 34 : Community analysis introduction
View the document Session 35 : Soils
View the document Session 36 : Community analysis
View the document Session 37 : Irrigation
View the document Session 38 : Review of expectations - mid-way
View the document Session 39 : Problem analysis
View the document Session 40 : Soil erosion
View the document Session 41 : Species report - research demonstration
View the document Session 42 : Cultural values
View the document Session 43 : Wellbeing
View the document Session 44 : Field trip overview
View the document Session 45 : Agro-forestry reports
View the document Session 46 : Weekly interview
View the document Session 47 : Leave on week-long field trip
View the document Session 48 : Pesticides
View the document Session 49 : Review of field trips
View the document Session 50 : Resources
View the document Session 51 : Area measurement, pacing, compass use
View the document Session 52 : Compost heap - greenhouse construction - germination percentage
View the document Session 53 : Culture shock
View the document Session 54 : Range management
View the document Session 55 : Grafting and fruit trees
View the document Session 56 : Professional approaches to interaction with host country officials
View the document Session 57 : Project planning: goal setting
View the document Session 58 : Final interviews
View the document Session 59 : Ecology teams presentations
View the document Session 60 : Graduation

Session 31 : Catchments - sowing of seedlings into catchments

Total time 3 hours

Goals

- To introduce water catchments and their purposes,

- For the trainees to make catchments,

- To begin sowing seedlings into containers,

- To use feedback skillet

Overview

The use of water catchments is introduced. The trainees are divided into teams to build catchments and plant more trees. The Plastic Bag Caper (Session 18) comes to an end in this session and the trainees continue to work on the nursery.

Exercises

1. Catchments

2. Plastic Bag Caper, Part II

Materials

Shovels, trees for out planting, seedlings for planting in containers.

Exercise 1 Catchments

Total time 2 hours 15-minutes

Overview

The technical trainer briefly explains water catchments. The trainees build catchments and plant trees. Feedback skills are used at the end of the exercise.

Procedures

Activities

1. The technical trainer lectures on the use of catchments and describes three types.

Time

15 minutes

Activities

2. The trainer explains that in this next exercise the trainees will once again use their transits. The trainees lay out an area on a hillside, build "v" catchments and plant ten trees.

Time

2 hours

Trainer’s Note: The trainees are divided into small groups. Each group has a group leader. These leaders are chosen by the training staff from trainees who have not assumed leadership roles previously. The trainers observe while the groups work.

Activities

3. The trainer processes the activity by asking the trainees to give each other feedback in their small groups based upon the following questions:

- What style of leadership did the group leader use?

- How did the group leader feel about the response of the group?

- What was easy for leader? Group members?

- What was hard for leader? Group members?

Activities

4. The trainer summarizes, shares his observations and asks for remarks from the small groups.


Figure 21 : "V" Shaped Catchment


Figure 22 : Circle Catchment


Figure 23 : Can Collection

Exercise 2 Plastic Bag Caper - Part II

Total time 45 minutes

Overview

The trainees will have made seedling containers for the better part of a week. In their spare time, they have been planting seedlings in a variety of containers. The trainer now produces plastic bags for them to use.

Procedures

Activities

1. At this point, the trainer reviews the weeks' activities around the making of containers. He then makes the following points:

A. Peace Corps Volunteers must be resourceful,

B. Peace Corps Volunteers will frequently have to make do with local resources.

C. Trainees have not used human resources available to them (give examples).

Time

45 minutes

Activities

2. Finally, the trainer gives the trainees plastic bags to finish the seedling transplanting.