Project Hometree, La Tejona, Costa Rica

 
$2,924
$7,131
Raised
Remaining
Mar 15, 2010

The Avatar Experience

Planting the collected seedlings in new nursery
Planting the collected seedlings in new nursery

The Avatar Experience Two weeks ago, today, we experienced Avatar in a 3-D cinema. It was amazing and blew me away. I felt as though I were “in” the movie. Walking along the Hometree’s branches was as if I were back home in the top of La Reserva’s own Hometree, Papa Loco, the giant Ceiba (Kapok) tree. At this cycle of the year the bromeliads have already flowered some months back and now the seedpods are dry. Within each seed pod there is a multitude very small seeds. On each seed is a fuzzy puff so that when the breeze blows the seeds are wafted along on the air and attach to another tree. When the rains begin in a couple of months some of the seeds germinate to create new bromeliad plants. These puffs in the air that follow me throughout the day remind of the puffs that were in Avatar. If anyone knows the name of them please remind me, I can’t remember. The point is that Avatar’s scenery was an exaggerated tropical, rain forest. Whoever came up with all of this has spent time in the tropical forests of the world, most definitely. This coming Tuesday, March 16th, global Giving will be matching all donations by 30% up to $1000 per donor. Here is our opportunity to get this project funded so that we can plant it during the rainy season. COME ON EVERYBODY, LET’S GET PLANTING!!

Baby Howler Monkey at Project Hometree
Baby Howler Monkey at Project Hometree
Parcelas school students at Papa Loco
Parcelas school students at Papa Loco

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Organization

La Reserva Forest Foundation

Tilaran, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
http://www.lrff.org

Project Leader

Roberta Ward Smiley

Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

Where is this project located?

Map of Project Hometree, La Tejona, Costa Rica