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Look at the rainforest we have regrown together! Fair pay jobs for workers stops deforestation Branches and Leaves decompose and create fertility Pruning Trees makes them grow bigger

Community Carbon Trees- Costa RIca

Org #11586
Vetted since 2013 Site Visit Verified
2009
year founded
$145,403
raised on GlobalGiving
6
years fundraising
0
projects funded

Mission

We create seed collection networks within rural communities and capacitate families including women and children to produce the tree saplings. We use sponsorship money to buy the saplings, transport them to participating family farm owned by a Costa Rican family. We pay workers to plant the trees and build protective fences. For 4 years afterwards, we return to chop grasses and maintain the trees until they reach safe height for survival. We return to each family farm once a year and prescribed times, we allow the family to harvest some lumber through the thinning process. The family can collect all fruits. Our plantings are highly diverse native species. We also engage in regular edu... read more

Projects (2)

Project Leaders
Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Smith
Team
Jennifer Smith, Casimiro Vargas, Cristian Mena, Erica Largen, Diana Saborio, Barbara Daitch, Dalmas Tiampati, Elena Vargas, Elpidio Cascante, Yessenia Cascante, Dunia Cascante
Organization Information
80 meters southwest Platanillo School Platanillo de Perez Zeledon Costa Rica
Platanillo, Perez Zeledon 8000
Costa Rica
001 506 83453309

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE ID #1515981042
Organization Information
80 meters southwest Platanillo School Platanillo de Perez Zeledon Costa Rica
Platanillo, Perez Zeledon 8000
Costa Rica
001 506 83453309

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE ID #1515981042

Project Reports

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Oct 16, 2019
Follow Up Work to Grow a Healthy New Rainforest
Growing a new rainforest involves so much work if it is going to be successful. And we love this because it creates the opportunity to make fair pay jobs for community members who otherwise would be...
Sep 3, 2019
Lessons Learned In Kenya Working with Indigenous People
It has been more than six months since we returned from our amazing experience working witht he Massai clans in Kenya last November 2018. We are currently deep int he process of preparing our...
Jul 30, 2019
Planting another 2000 diverse native trees
Wow what can we say... we love what we do. And so do the farm owners where we work as well as the workers and nursery workers who produce all of our biodiverse rainforest trees. This year 2019, we are...
 
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