What if nature could speak? Natural ecosystems have gradually deteriorated because of human activities. Unsustainable farming methods, including deforestation, overcultivation and over use of fertilizers and insecticides have gradually destroyed the environment, killed unique plant and animal species, and deteriorated the quality of soil. Collectively, more people across the world should look to engage in activities, including tree planting, tree nursing, regenerative agriculture, conservation of water points and aquifers, and use of organic fertilizers. With population growth and development, focus on nature is gradually decreasing. The common saying, ‘toa miti weka simiti’ (remove trees and put cement) resonates more when focus is put on the encroachment into the wild by people across Kenya.
Green Heart of Kenya believes that nature should be allowed to regenerate and human activities should facilitate this regeneration. In our rewilding plan, we are committed to develop a 100-acre forest corridor to not only allow the natural ecosystems around us to heal but also improve the lives of all people living next to the developments. For us, rewilding is much more than tree planting: It is taking care of natural ecosystems and letting them thrive. It is restoration of water points, responsible use of water, and conservation of indigenous species of trees and animals. For all those that will live in the Green Heart Village, we want to provide access to this natural ecosystem but also work with them to continue the conservation efforts. In The Sanctuary, we encourage the occupants to develop while taking care of this ecosystem. Our regenerative agriculture also aims to support the ecosystem through farming activities that allow the earth to regenerate and heal.
For us, nature will regenerate when we conserve it, improve it, and use it responsibly. The forests, grasslands, soil, and edible food in our natural ecosystem also preserve animal species that are important to the natural ecosystem and sustainability. We want to conserve the environment and develop concurrently. You are welcome to live in The Sanctuary or the green heart village to have this connection with the natural ecosystem and be part of the pioneering regenerative development project in Africa.