In New Brunswick, Canada
Located within the Canadian Acadian Forest and adjacent farmland, the Tree project is a registered not-for-profit organization, headquartered in rural New Brunswick, Canada. Our mission is to restore biodiversity and encourage community development, both in Canada and internationally.
We believe that trees support all life on earth, whether by giving shade, protecting water, providing a plethora of products for human use as well as shelter and sustenance for many other life forms. The Tree Project advocates the use of renewable energy systems, appropriate technology, community governance, and land based skill-building in all endeavours. The Tree Project encourages eco-tourism, cultural awareness and long term connections between people in Canada and internationally.
The Tree Project acknowledges that a forest or a landscape contains many different forest species, which we include in our home nurseries in Canada including trees, bushes, flowering shrubs and a range of pollinator attractors. Internationally, we plant and restore in mangrove swamps, wetlands, areas suffering from deforestation, and small farms. Seed collection and nursery development are at the forefront, then followed by kitchen gardens and community development.
In La Union, Honduras
The Analog Forestry Centre is at the mouth of the Biological Reserve of Cuero and Salado in the community of La Union.
The Analog Forestry Centre includes a house and cabins at the mouth of the refuge, there is an office space, a conference room, WiFi and meeting facilities. Analog Forestry trainers, resource people and volunteers have access to cabins and kitchen and bathrooms for no
cost. Over 15 people have been accommodated to date, for periods of up to two months. Various NGOs and local groups hold meetings in AF Centre. No fee is charged to use the space for meetings of up to three hours.
Although the AF Centre is in town, there is a corridor of land surrounding the infrastructure. Planting AF style includes the following species: Orange tree, cinnamon, lemon tree, lychee, lemongrass, Chaya, passion fruit, grenada, various vegetables and herbs. A multitude of flowering bushes attract many butterflies and humming birds. In
addition there is a newly established orchid garden. Local people are intrigued by the variety of species and colour and many people have been inspired to embellish their own yards. This we have termed peri-urban AF restoration.
The Centre hosts a full library of AF resources as well as other agriculture and forest reading materials in both English and Spanish.
By having a physical space, AF methodology can be more easily disseminated and gives The Tree Project, in collaboration with local NGOs and municipalities, the venue that is considered the AF restoration office. Analog Forestry activities have been held in the Municipality of Porvenir since 2010. A key partner of The Tree Project is Mamuca, the association of municipalities.