It is now two months since planting our first agroforest plot at the end of February. Rolman Velarde and Rodrigo Flores have been returning every two weeks to assess how the seedlings are doing: how many have died, how they have grown and the development of weeds. As you can see comparing the image above and below the seedlings have produced new growth and incredibly none have died. Whilst weeds have grown up they are not encroaching on the seedlings’ light. It is important for us to document weed growth as estimating the weeding frequency and associated cost will be a significant factor in determining how attractive such a permaculture system is to local people.