In 2010 we gave the first 1,000 trees to residents of Cunha in São Paulo state, Brazil. Nine years later this is a report from a recipient of 100 trees, to tell us about their growth.
Our new field partner PRETATERRA, restores forests and degraded ecosystems using organic, regenerative agroforestry methods. They gave 6,000 trees to smallholders sponsored through our project during the month of October, 2019, with another 10,000 awaiting their return from a different project Amazon.
This partnership with PRETATERRA supports a brilliant new generation of environmental entrepreneurs in Brazil to scale proven agroforestry methods throughout our rainforests, in both the Atlantic Forest and the Amazon.
Your support allows us to expand the reforestation of native species trees, while regenerating the soil and supporting local communities through the production of food crops that are interplanted. The trees we give back to the Earth are maintained by local people to insure their survival in the field.
iGiveTrees is a Project of Inquiring Systems Incorporated, a 501(c)(3) non-profit in the U.S.A.
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The iGiveTrees campaign has been supported by global citizens spanning 5 continents since 2009. Our field partners plant native species trees at a size, and in a manner, that is conducive to their growth, rather than just being statistics that die off within months due to lack of care. We always respect the dignity, wisdom and value of every person involved in the process, from seed harvesters, to nurserymen, to organizational partners, to subsistence farmers.
In 2016, iGiveTrees was recognized as one of “100 Projects for the Climate” by the French Ministry of the Environment, and was invited to participate in the climate change conferences COP22, 23 and 24 as well as the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry.