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Forest for Life and RFD Teach Market Gardening

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18 August 2020
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Forest for Life and RFD Teach Market Gardening

13 August 2020, Chachoengsao – MQDC’s “Forest for Life” and the Royal Forest Department (RFD) gave training on market gardening at Tum Bon Bang Phai Community.

Forest for Life and RFD Teach Market Gardening

13 August 2020, Chachoengsao – MQDC’s “Forest for Life” and the Royal Forest Department (RFD) gave training on market gardening at Tum Bon Bang Phai Community.

The Forestias by MQDC is acting to help people on low incomes in the COVID-19 crisis with “Forest for Life”, a project for a network of families to grow seedlings for 90 days.

A thousand families will each receive 3 monthly installations of THB5,000 for a total of THB15,000. The 1.2 million seedlings they raise will go to government agencies such as the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration for green spaces or the urban seedling distribution project.

At Tum Bon Bang Phai, RFD officials gave training on raising various seedlings. “Forest for Life” representatives gave financial support to people in the community.

“Forest for Life” reflects the sustainability and well-being focus of The Forestias, a 398-rai green district under construction at Bangna, said Mr. Keerin Chutumstid, a President of MQDC.

 

"Nowadays, we all see the effects of reduced forest and trees, impacting on the quality of our lives, such as with high temperatures in Thailand,” he said. 

The project seeks communities of at least 20 households in or near Bangkok that are suffering in the COVID-19 lockdown. They will raise forest species, including valuable trees such as teak, Afzelia xylocarpa, rosewood, Hopea odorata, mahogany, Dalbergia Oliveri, and Dolichandrone Serrulata, and also kitchen plants.

Communities interested in participating in the project can ask for information at Facebook: MQDC - The Forestias.

Explore The Forestias at www.theforestias.com