TreeSisters Planting Projects

State of Acre, Brazil



In Partnership with Aquaverde

Shaman Benki Piyako created this video for us speaking about the pandemic
and how we need to work together now to protect the planet.


 

Location: Outside the town of Marechal Thaumaturgo, State of Acre, Brazil     

In partnership with Aquaverde, this project works directly with the Ashaninka people and their spiritual leader, Benki Piyãko, to grow a 'forest garden' deep in the intact Amazon rainforest on the border of Brazil and Peru. 

Despite threats from invaders going back to the time of the Inca to modern-day struggles against loggers, the Ashaninka have managed their forests sustainably for millennia through their strong cultural heritage, high dependency on forests for their livelihood, and their alignment with the spiritual value of the forest.

 

Shaman Benki has designed an agroforestry project called Yorenka Tassorentsi Reforestation. The project aims to create a forest of 10 million native fruit trees over ten years. It will provide sustainable and nutritious food for over 1,000 indigenous people and non-indigenous locals living in Marechal Thaumaturgo, as well as revenue for the welfare of the indigenous community. 

Utilising their sustainable resource management and ancestral knowledge, this investment in the Ashaninka's economic and sustainable empowerment through reforestation seeks to inspire others to create similar projects, helping to save the Amazon rainforest and other forests from destruction. It sets an example of healing the environment with reforestation and agroforestry systems.

 


Photos of the State of Acre, Brazil project courtesy of Aquaverde

~ Shaman Benki Piyako of the Ashaninka Tribe
~ An aerial view of the village
~ A tribe member planting a tree
~ Rows of growing tree seedings 
~ Indigenous tribe members crossing a river in a boat

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The project aims to create a forest garden of 10 million native fruit trees over 10 years. It will provide sustainable and nutritious food for over 1,000 indigenous people and non-indigenous locals living in Marechal Thaumaturgo, as well as revenues for the welfare of the indigenous community. TreeSisters will start by funding the planting of 50,000 trees over 2 years. 

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By Lauriane Cayet-Boisrobert 

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