Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action

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Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Planters in the river
Planters in the river

Dear wonderful donors, 

Greetings from the rainy rainforest, and a big shoutout for your amazing support to our forestry program! 

Check out our short video on the link below to see what is REALLY going on down in the rainforest! 

And here’s a headsup. Tomorrow, November 29th, is Giving Tuesday, 

As we've been following events at COP 27, we've been excited, challenged and reassured to see the growing interest among people from all backgrounds and many different countries, all coming together to actually do something about the climate before it's too late.

And we're particularly happy to see the emphasis on nature based solutions, including forestry. Not only for capturing carbon, but also for protecting biodiversity, restoring soils and water and creating sustainable livelihoods into the bargain.

So, friend, we're on track, and together we're getting it done.   

Please donate tomorrow, November 29th if you possibly can, and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to join you. Together we can make a healthy future for everyone, everywhere. 

With kind hugs and warm hearts.

The Iracambi team.

Planters all set to go
Planters all set to go
Yes we can!
Yes we can!

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Dear donors,

Greetings from the rainy rainforest, and here’s a big shoutout for your amazing support over this complicated year. 

And we’re happy to tell you that we are planting trees as we speak! 

This year, we’re planting 35,000 seedlings so we can hit our target of 55,000 trees by the end of the 2021-22 planting season!

And we need your help to move farther. Giving Tuesday is fast approaching and as you know it’s the biggest giving day of the year! 

We’re aiming to hit our goal of U$100,000 to be used to support all our programs, planting more trees, teaching more kids and running more workshops in the local communities. 

Please mark the date of November 29 on your calendar and join the movement that is changing the world!

With kind hugs and warm hearts.

The Iracambi Team.

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New water system
New water system

Dear friends! 

We hope you are all doing really well, and we’re so happy to be able to send you an update from the rainforest, where things are going flat out. (And we wouldn’t have it any other way, of course!) 

We told you about the support that our partners from the University of Viçosa have been giving to us over the last couple of months by helping us improve our irrigation system, right? We needed to set up a new water intake for the whole campus - the plant nursery and all the buildings here at Iracambi. And our wonderful groundsman Deocar has been working hard to build the new system.  

Last time we wrote, we were coming out of the dry season, and the question of a reliable water supply was becoming crucially important. Now that the rains are here, there are a new series of challenges - mainly to do with keeping the water channels and pipes clear of leaves that can choke off the water supply. 

But our water sampling shows that the water quality is high, and we’re aiming to keep it that way!

And, another newsflash. Fran, our nursery manager has been hard at work collecting seeds. Different trees give seed at different times, and she needs to be ready to collect them on their time, not on hers!  Luckily it’s one of the things she really, really enjoys, and she can usually find a student or two to help her go off into the woods and collect the seeds. 

And finally, we’re looking forward to the visit of one of our sponsors from Europe. He is bringing a team, not only to pay a site visit, but also to roll up their sleeves and help out with the tree planting. Stand by for more news in our next letter! 

And THANKS once again for your amazing support. It means the world to us!  

with lots of rainy forest love from 

The Iracambi Foresters 

seed harvest
seed harvest
seed collector in the field!
seed collector in the field!
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Dear donor,

Thank you so much for your ongoing support to our Forests for Water Program! 

We’re here today to show you a little bit more about our partnership with The Nature Conservancy, which is a non-profit organization that operates in more than 35 countries, whose mission is to “conserve the lands and waters on which life depends”. 

Their project “Restore Brazil” takes place throughout Brazil and contributes to reforestation through Agroforestry systems.  These are both environmentally and economically sustainable planting systems, which plant crops along with trees, thereby creating an economic return to landowners. 

Our team is researching Agroforestry Systems to discover what it takes to guarantee that the project works effectively for smallholders and family farmers of this region, because, in addition to planting trees and crops together we need to seed the idea of agroforestry in people’s minds!

We can say that the approach is based on the teachings of Paulo Freire:  rather than sharing  knowledge with farmers, we should exchange knowledge with them, (listening more than talking, and encouraging the farmers to participate actively.) 

This partnership with TNC has great potential for success, and will increase the impact of our work in the fight against climate change.

Increasing our scale and impact is good, but doing this with the right partners is better, and YOU ARE A BIG PART OF THIS JOURNEY

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Dear nature-loving friends!

The organization for this year's planting has begun! Around here, we are receiving all the necessary inputs for planting, which is done in the most natural way possible, without pesticides and without components that can harm our small trees!

And our volunteer friends started arriving too!

We received people from all over the world for the start of the planting season: people from Belgium, from UK, from Egypt and so on!

Everyone wants to get their hands dirty while planting!

And your support is what moves us! So THANK YOU for that!

 

With lots of rainforest love and appreciation!

The Iracambi team.

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Iracambi

Location: Rosario da Limeira, MG - Brazil
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Luiz Gusmao
Rosario da Limeira, MG Brazil
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