TREE NURSERIES - BUILDING THE BASICS
We support the villages to build tree nurseries to grow native species and begin agroforestry projects.
We construct the nursery, source native seed and saplings and install water and irrigation equipment.
REFORESTATION - PLANTING THE FUTURE
We support the villages to reforest degraded land using agroforestry principles, to regenerate degraded land and provide food security to the inhabitants of the village.
The surplus of these agro-forests can also be exchanged with neighbouring towns and villages and be used as an alternative economy. The seeds of many of these species are also used in traditional craft making, in particular the Acai seed which is used for jewellery making and basket weaving.
MUSIC PRODUCTION - INDIGENOUS VOICES
We support indigenous music making in alliance with Agami Records, individual artists, producers and other labels. We donate musical instruments and recording equipment to produce and release indigenous music onto mainstream channels, Spotify, YouTube, Bandcamp and as NFT releases.
The indigenous have long used singing as a way to tell their stories and deepen their connection with nature. The strength of their language and vibration of their words are powerful. Each song is a prayer for the earth, signalling to the sacred animals and spirits of the land and water.
EDUCATIONAL EVENTS - TEACHING & LEARNING
We support educational events to share indigenous teachings and knowledge of the land with other indigenous and non indigenous neighbours.
These events help us understand why it is important to keep the forest alive, stop deforestation and how the forest can be productive without needing to destroy it. A typical 3 day event invites indigenous leaders, representatives of neighbouring towns and foreign visitors.
COMMUNITY STRUCTURES - PRESERVING CULTURE
We support indigenous villages to build community structures in order to hold events and share their culture.
These centres educate children and visitors on native remedies of modern day medicine derived from the jungle, how we can use the forest as a natural pharmacy and the indigenous culture and tradition. Once the structures are built, the project then hosts visitors, who can learn from the communities about their connection with the land and with each other.
ARTISANAL CRAFTS - SHARING TRADITION
We support the indigenous craft making of jewellery, basket weaving, ceramics and headdresses.
The long linage of cultural craftsmanship still remains strong in the villages and our ambition is to support the villages to sell their crafts within boutique shops and online stores to share the stories and ancient symbology of these cultures.
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