Mr. Helcione and his 300 fish
Dear donors and project friends,
Project “Provide Vegetable Gardens for Families in Brazil” continues its activities and we have two new vegetable gardens in order to start partnerships with our project. Next month they will join the Organic Producers Association, OPA. Our first recipient continues to work and to sell his production of different vegetables every Sunday at the local market. As the local fishery reopened after being closed for more than one year, we were finally able to furnish Mr. Helcione water tank with 300 baby fish. In six months we can start to eat or sell these fish. We plan to teach him to smoke his fish. The project supplied him with another truck load of cattle manure to his garden. Last month, the project bought 20 3 meters concrete poles and 10 crossbars for the construction of new greenhouse for the OPA. With this they will enhance the production of good quality sprouts of vegetables that are supplied to other member of the association. We are also supplying a plastic water reservoir to another producer.
I would like to communicate to donors of this project that I was invited to participate in December 2009, of the second series of documentaries on sustainable development called "Architects of change", produced by a Canadian-French team. http://www.pvp.ca/. Each film will feature 3 "Architects of change" from different cultures and economic sectors from all over the world and the aim of the series is to explain and highlight solutions to environmental and social issues, presented through people who already apply sustainable development principles in their daily lives and work. This documentary series will be broadcaster worldwide.
Of course I am very much honored and proud to be among one of the "Architects of change" and I hope that the examples of what we are doing here in Valença, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, can show that it is possible to change the ways of dealing, caring and treating our planet Earth and its people, and mainly to encourage others to do their own changes and have their own projects to improve their lives, communities, countries, all over the World.
I will show then what we do here: 1. the 3 agroforestry systems experimental areas and the coffee under shade plantations, 2. the "Day in the Forest" ecological guided tour we offer to municipal public school students, 3. the irrigated organic vegetable gardens donation project, Project Oasis, 4. the SALVEASERRA Caravan Project meant to bring information and to take knowledge to rural and urban communities, and two of the training courses we offer to local communities, in this case, one of how to make a good vegetable garden a another one on banana plant fiber handcrafting.
Thank you all those contribute to make this project possible and please see bellow the invitation letter and some links to documentary trailers.
Roberto Lamego, director.
Documentary on sustainable development
Dear Mr. Roberto Lamego,
I am writing you today to find out if you would be interested and available to participate in a documentary series on sustainable development.
Last year, the French TV producer Lato Sensu and the Productions Vic Pelletier from Canada, co-produced a documentary series entitled "Architects of change". And we now currently working on the second season. The documentary series consists of 10 X 52 minutes episodes, each featuring 3 "Architects of change" from different cultures and economic sectors all over the world. Again, the series will be broadcasted in France (TV5-Monde, Ushuaia TV) and Canada (Radio-Canada and TFO). Talks are under way with Discovery Channel and NHK Japan as well and UNESCO is one of our partners.
The aim of the series is to explain and highlight solutions to environmental and social issues, presented through people who already apply sustainable development principles in their daily lives.
We discovered your work as the founder of SALVEASERRA and would be honored to count you among our "Architects of change". Individuals such as you give hope for the future and encourage people to do something of their own.
Please let me know if you are interested in participating in this series. We plan to film between November 2009 and April 2010.
You can go on this site so you will have a better idea of our project:
And on our site, you will see who have accepted our invitation last year:
All the best,
Les Artisans du changement (Architects of change)
Les Productions Vic Pelletier inc.
Pleae see also at :
The fish arrive at the water reservoir