A huge thanks to Gretel, a local woman in Miramar, Costa Rica, who believes in our cause enough to donate a piece of her property for us to begin planting biofuel trees!

These last few days, we’ve surveyed the land and with the help of our volunteers, Olivia, Franklin and Milena, we’ve begun to clean and prepare the land for planting. We also spent some time planting seeds in our nursery for those that donated, so when the time comes, we’ll have several young seedlings ready for transplanting.

It was great to get to know these great people and their hard work and belief in our cause has helped us more a little closer to achieving our goals.

 

Franklin and Olivia are all geared up and ready to clean up the land for planting
Franklin and Olivia are all geared up and ready to clean up the land for planting
On our way through the jungle to the clearing that will be our first planting area!
On our way through the jungle to the clearing that will be our first planting area!
The space before works begins. We need to clear some of the grasses, move some rocks and clean up and fallen trees and debris
The space before works begins. We need to clear some of the grasses, move some rocks and clean up and fallen trees and debris
Getting to work!
Getting to work!
With the land cleared, it was time to plant a few of the seedlings we had ready. A gratifying end to several days of hard work.
With the land cleared, it was time to plant a few of the seedlings we had ready. A gratifying end to several days of hard work.
Milena is preparing the repurposed protein powder containers donated by local gyms for use as nursery planters.
Milena is preparing the repurposed protein powder containers donated by local gyms for use as nursery planters.
Milena and Olivia get to some one of the local women in the community. Baby cows are so cute!
Milena and Olivia get to some one of the local women in the community. Baby cows are so cute!