is to increase the capacity of local communities to sustain themselves via the creation of food forests which adds to the local bio-diversity. We care to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people.
Saving seeds was once a necessity for growing food. We aim at being an accessible and free source of locally adapted seeds in the form of a seed lending library. Our repository of seeds has been established with open-pollinated, organic seeds for growing produce, flowers, herbs, native plants and various trees. An ongoing community garden is also maintain in order to educate on sustainable practices such as seed saving and organic farming as well as to replenish and add to our seed stock.
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Most of our time has been spent mainaining and distributing sapplings from our ever growing fruit tree nurseries, but we've also been working on converting our land into sustainable food forests which now hosts 80+ species of trees. This doesn't only allow us to feed our immediate community but provides us with a future source of seeds to keep our efforts going.
We encourage members of our community to cultivate a sense of personal responsibility as a means of enriching their own community and to prevent further environmental degradation and population displacement. With the help of knowledgeable volunteers, we provide education on the importance of reforestation and more sustainable approaches towards feeding ourselves.
Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. Together, we develop locally resilient plants while providing the necessary information on seed saving practices with the vision of making local communities more resilient during these uncertain times.
It all starts with a seed. We gather seeds locally and throughout the island as well as participate in seed swaps and when certain fruits are hard to find, we purchase from reliable sources.
Most of the planting happens during the rainy season. Wether we're replenishing planting bags and pots in the nursery or transplanting sapplings into the ground, it assures a higher survival rate.
Fruits are really meant for sharing. One tree provides enough fruit for dozens of people to eat abundantly from. Encouraging them to make good use of their abundance by sharing and planting seeds from their harvests.
We keep track on as many planted trees as possible to ensure their long term survival by mulching and watering when needed.