COSTA RICA – Guanacaste Re-forestation Greenhouse
The community of Asentamiento El Consuelo, some 37 kilometres from the city of Liberia, lies in an area where cattle ranching has provoked severe de-forestation, which has affected drinkable water sources in the area. Our funding will support the construction of a community nursery greenhouse and irrigation system and in the greenhouse seedlings of local species of trees will be cultivated for a re-forestation project to protect drinkable water sources.
The land being used for this Project was given by the Costa Rican government to a group of low-income families as an opportunity to them to farm and benefit financially.
The greenhouse construction is part of a larger project, an organic farm supervised by an agronomy engineer and run by the villagers, to provide a source of vegetables for the community of some 25 Families. This community project is supported by the AGGUA, the Guanacaste Province Tour Guide Association, as some of the guides come from the village.
Our thanks go to Explore, who introduced us to this project and are co-funding it with us.