Spring is here in Portugal! What is amazing to realise is how little Nature cares for the COVID or politics or stress that we humans may feel. It offers it glory again after winter hibernation and for those who take their time to walk in forests or Nature elsewhere, will immediately feel the uplifiting and healing powers and ultimately feel a great sense of HOPE inside.
I visited our selected forest land yesterday, again dreaming about the day I will see groups of children visiting the forest. Learnign about native species and the importance of conservation & reforestation in a way that promotes mult-cultural and native biodiversity to bounch back. The image of seeing my own son one day walkign there harvesting food with other children and preparing a meal together is a dream I will hold on to. And those of you who are mothers, can surely agree that the power of mother's dreams is strong. We want the best for our children and we want the world to be rich in biodiversity, intelligently managed through scientific aid and Nature-connection been used side-by-side to ensure there is no imbalance caused by human actions.
We have just prepared a small request for funding towards this project where we could pilot the agri-forest project with 3 groups of children (once COVID restrictions allow - planning for June). What we need to do now is to try to gather enough funds to purcahse the 1ha forest land identified for this project so that the planting can start and some harvest could be gathered already in September.
We need to raise 20,000Euros to purchase the land, and your support has been and is crusially important. The work itself we will do volunterily to enjoy the children will have deep and meaningful connectionst to the forests and leave them feeling exhited about the collected & planted 'forest food'.
If you know any individul or entity willing to sponsor towards the goal, now would be a great time to get HOPE for better future back on the menu :)
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