Why buy this
Forest school gift?
- Many people in the Amazon are striving to live in harmony with it. This gift can provide a year of mentoring to grow fruit and vegetables and raise free range chickens to eat and sell, while also helping the rainforest to recover and flourish.
- This charity gift is ideal for the climate heroes and green-fingered people in your life.
- We’re all learning to look after the earth around us and be more in tune with nature. Support others all over the world to grow their food in harmony with the needs of their surroundings.
Case study: Caring for the forest, in the Amazon
“If we respect nature, we respect all forms of life”, Chiquinho in the Amazon.
Chiquinho is an expert in eco-friendly forest farming techniques that contribute to the health of the Amazon while helping families grow a plentiful harvest. With so much large-scale farming causing deforestation and even smaller-scale farming damaging the forest around it, it’s essential for people to continue to learn and use these techniques.
Chiquinho works with local communities to encourage and teach them how to grow native fruits and vegetables without using chemicals, as well as raise animals, and harvest forest nuts and oils in line with the natural systems of the Amazon. This way of farming produces a more varied and bountiful harvest than the conventional systems. It enables the soil, water, plants and animals of the Amazon to recover and flourish, while providing a good living for local communities for today and for future generations.
The communities he works with are often living under threat of expulsion from powerful groups who use violence and fraud to grab the land and its resources. The communities Chiquinho helps want to stay on the land which should be theirs by right, so that they can live with dignity in harmony with nature.
Chiquinho says, “The forest can be used by humans in a way that humans don’t dominate nature and nature doesn’t dominate humans. We work together. Neither one excludes the other.”