Renée Portanova

Appropriate precautions for working in the field all day—long sleeve shirts and pants, boots, sunscreen, bug repellent and plenty of water: Revegetation Journal – 05/18/04

By Renée Portanova | March 18, 2004

Revegetation Journal March 8, 2004 A bit of a slow start this morning at the Universidad.   Thankfully we had an extra pair of hands to help out and make up for lost time.  Jaime, a local man who is interested in doing similar projects on his property, assisted us with the daunting task of tree liberation.  “Tree liberation” refers to the process of clearing trails […]

Revegetation Journal – 05/05/04

By Renée Portanova | March 4, 2004

Renée Portanova, Volunteer Planet Drum Foundation March 5, 2004   Tree Species(Latin names available by contacting     January 26, 2004 Although it is the rainy season in Bahia de Caraquez it hasn’t rained in nearly three weeks.  The trees we have planted are in dire need of water.  Today we watered two of our sites in which transplants have recently been placed, Jorge Lomas and Catolico Unversidad.  […]

The sound of hard rain bouncing off the roof.

By Renée Portanova | February 11, 2004

February 2- 11, 2004 February 2, 2004 Well, some rain has finally come and the greenhouse, inside and out, is overwhelmed with “weeds.” Some are nearly as high as my shoulders (I’m 5’6’’). With a machete in one hand and an “L” shaped stick in the other, I begin the tedious task of clearing the paths surrounding the greenhouse and compost pit.  The stick in […]