Ulises Lázaro Morales has been a craftsman for more than 4 decades and has been working in tourism for 7 years. Studying with his grandfather as a child, he listened to stories of ancestral heritage and the lineage of the Boruca peoples.
In 2021, Futuro Nativo sponsored the build of 'Rancho Brugrá' or the 'Cosmic Ranch', as a place for the sacred fire to be ignighted again within the Boruca peoples.
This project is raising funds for
Phase 2 of the Boruca project: a 5 hectare reforestation of ancestral lands.
Don Ulises is custodian of an area of land in the Boruca indigenous territory which was mostly deforested during the 1950's-70's. He wishes to reforest 5 hectares of that land with native, endemic species and those that are useful for the crafts of their community. The reforestation will be located surrounding the cosmic ranch, where Ulises shares the traditions of the Boruca ancestral culture.
This project will encourage participation of the younger generation Boruca, to learn, educate and preserve their knowledge on the use and benefit of medicinal species.
To reforest this area requires the build of a small nursery, the purchase of sapling trees and maintenance of the planted trees for a minimum of 3 years.