A green oasis in Enkii

A green oasis in Enkii

Spot the differences! Within only three months time, the Enkii area in Kuku Kenya has turned into a green oasis. An estimation: 80% of the bare soil in this area is now covered with vegetation. Not only inside the bunds vegetation has grown back, the area surrounding the bunds also gets increasingly greener. Here’s a quick explanation of how this works:

  • Bunds prevent rainwater from washing away. This leaves more time for water to sink into the soil within the bund, but also in the area around;
  • The vegetation becomes so large and extensive that it starts to spread and grow outside of the bunds;
  • The seeds of the vegetation inside the bunds spread out and start growing outside of the bunds where they lead to even more regreening!

And see here the beautiful result: