Packing trees in the nursery into plastic boxes
I’ve been putting off writing this progress report but now have reached the deadline. In our last progress report I explained about how we have applied for the Whitley Award and how part of the funding from the prize will be used to implement this project.
Matt Lee and I have been sitting on pins and needles this past month waiting to for the result, this is why I’ve been waiting to post this report. No news yet but in the interim we have received some other funding opportunities that constitute Plan B.
One of the newer members of the LRFF/US board has a close connection with a foundation on the east coast who have micro grants available to grassroots organizations like ours. Only from $1000 - $3000 each but we can plant 1000 trees for $3000 or 300+ trees for $1000. All we have to do is find smaller planting projects or even an educational project would be eligible.
Ever since this opportunity revealed itself I’ve been turning it over in my head, wondering how I could find projects of such a small size and then, voila…I remembered that Restoring Forests in Guatuso is a single project made up of a lot of smaller projects owned by six different landowners. Why not do some of these as individual projects? Really why not…please watch for the next report and see where this goes. ‘
We are planting other projects so be sure to check out the photos below of our most recent planting in the Maleku Reserve at the beginning of December.
But in the meantime please share this project that you believe in, believe in enough to donate your hard earned $$ for. Everyone is anxious to get their nurseries started, so…
We Can Get Planting!!
Hauling the boxes to the tractor for transport
Tractor hauling to planting site, he got stuck!
Planting at Ebert Fonseca's, Maleku Reserve
Me and crew celebrating afterward, PURA VIDA