Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms

by Community Carbon Trees- Costa RIca
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Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Mar 16, 2015

Local Cattle Farmers Grow Food Forests

Omar
Omar

At Community Carbon Trees Costa Rica, we  work with participating Costa Rican farmers  who have deforested land from cattle farming,  Meet Omar, who is participating with our biodiverse agro-forestry programs on his small farm in La Reina, Guabo Valley Costa Rica. Omar rides his horse in the village to collect and carry any materials he may need to live.  He lives in a simple wooden house with a big river running nearby.  Several  uncovered water springs bubble forth on his land and a tiny stretch of rainforest remains in a very steep area.

Before participating with our community reforestation programs, Omar did not have gainful employment other than cattle farming. Little by little, his land would no longer support the cattle as all the topsoil had run off over the past 15 years in the torrential tropical rains and penetrating Equatorial sun.  Omar felt hopeless.

In 2013, local women and Omar replanted over 600 trees on Omar’s land, including all kinds of rare tropical lumber, fruiting trees, and water protection species. Omar is thrilled. He got paid to plant his farm along with some of the local women who are now prospering because of tree production and planting jobs. Everyone gets paid each time the surrounding cattle grasses are chopped and trees tended during the first 4 years.

You can see from the photos how big and healthy the trees are growing on Omar’s farm. He is already harvesting bananas and corn and the hardwood and fruit trees are growing leaps and bounds. No herbicide is allowed in any of all our projects and Omar is learning how  to rebuild his soil and  grow organic food within the food forest. The land is already buzzing with life, shadier and cooler.  Omar is glad that we replanted the springs with water protecting trees for future generations. He is already seeing more wildlife around his land because we planted trees connecting the river to the stretch of rainforest too! At Community Carbon Trees Costa Rica, everybody wins. Even Nature! 

Omar's wooden house
Omar's wooden house
Women Tree Planters on Omar's Farm 2013
Women Tree Planters on Omar's Farm 2013
Breadfruit Tree Growing BIG
Breadfruit Tree Growing BIG
We walk the baby trees into the farm for planting!
We walk the baby trees into the farm for planting!
2 year old trees mixed with organic food!
2 year old trees mixed with organic food!
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Location: Platanillo, Perez Zeledon - Costa Rica
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