In 2016 a new initiative has been started for a small chocolate artisanal enterprise to market quality Honduran chocolate and also to make lip balm and beauty cream from cacao butter.
In 2015 a small farmers market was opened in La Union. Atlantida, Honduras with many vendors selling locally. This has been a great success selling to both local Hondurans, tourists and ex-patriate residents in the area. Open every Saturday from 8am to 4pm in front of the community centre. Ongoing restoration work and community development in Honduras and other countries continues with our Analog Forestry team.
Our 2014 Analog Forestry Training, Policy Dialogue and Showcase in Honduras connected a large range of decision-makers and forestry professionals with the concepts and practice of Analog Forestry as a viable restoration option for community-based initiatives. Read our summary report and download the following presentations by Dr. Ranil Senanayake who was among the international specialists who challenged our thinking to go beyond the status quo and develop policies and practices that value the life support systems of the planet.
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The restoration of degraded lands the world over is of the utmost importance. The lost of forested lands that buffered the effects of climate change, provided the environmental services essential for life, and offered livelihoods for the people and communities that protected them must be addressed. Every person, organization, community, nation, and international organization has a role to play. The challenge is to link those with the capacity to support in the field demonstrations by those with the capacity to create forest management examples that simultaneously address environmental, economic, and community needs.
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We love planting trees and so do many of our friends in the Global South. Among many other benefits, trees increase the water vapour content of the air significantly - approximately 50% of all transpiration comes from forests.
Working with partners across Latin America, The Tree Project is striving to bring support to communities through Analog Forestry & restoration techniques. View the Trees, Trees, Trees Campaign that showcases some of the ongoing restoration efforts in Latin America which still need support.
Sanjit “Bunker” Roy (who co-founded the Barefoot College) described the school to His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama at the Mind & Life Conference in Zurich.
Watch this amazing dialog and learn about the Barefoot approach, Grandmother power and more...
Every spring for over the last twenty years, we don our work boots with our wonderful staff and volunteers, including Geoff Ritchie, one of the founding directors and an arborist in Fredericton; Sally McIntosh, Ketchum Ridge; David Cozac, Keswick Ridge, Jean Arnold, Knowlesville; Tegan Wong-Daugherty, Knowlesville and many others.
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by Dr. Ranil Senanayake
"The most critical and valuable material in maintaining the life support system of the planet is its photosynthetic biomass. Yet this material has been conspicuously under appreciated and unvalued to date. The growth of the current carbon market in addressing climate change provides real benchmarks and suggests astounding market opportunities. The Analog Forestry system of farm based environmental restoration, emerges as a promising technology to help capitalize photosynthetic biomass." Read Full Paper Here