The four kilograms of Calliandra seeds, which were purchased through linkages with the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) in Kitui, were given to two women’s groups to establish a hardening nursery. One of the groups is located close to the sand dam constructed by the project. The two nurseries acted as a source of seedlings for the larger community in these areas while the proceeds from the sale of seedlings further boosted incomes for the two groups. Each nursery has a capacity for 3,000 seedlings, which can be enlarged to 5,000 seedlings. The groups were trained on nursery establishment and management skills and provided with seeds and initial potting materials.