| Forestry training manual for the Africa region |
Total time 3 hours
- To introduce water catchments and their purposes,
- For the trainees to make catchments,
- To begin sowing seedlings into containers,
- To use feedback skillet
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.
2. Plastic Bag Caper, Part II
Shovels, trees for out planting, seedlings for planting in containers.
Exercise 1 Catchments
Total time 2 hours 15-minutes
The technical trainer briefly explains water catchments. The trainees build catchments and plant trees. Feedback skills are used at the end of the exercise.
1. The technical trainer lectures on the use of catchments and describes three types.
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.
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.
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?
4. The trainer summarizes, shares his observations and asks for remarks from the small groups.
Exercise 2 Plastic Bag Caper - Part II
Total time 45 minutes
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.
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).
2. Finally, the trainer gives the trainees plastic bags to finish the seedling transplanting.