February 2017 Mid-month Update

With the onset of the rainy season, the Dry Tropical Forest landscape turns from dusty brown to vibrant green. It also makes for excellent revegetation conditions. Planet Drum connected with local landowners to assist in grassroots tree-planting initiatives throughout the region.

Volunteers plant trees on a steep hillside outside of the town of Canoa.
Long-time Planet Drum revegetation collaborator and local landowner Ricardo Lopez loads up another batch of native forest species for planting at his protected reserve Bosque Verde.

Planet Drum hopes to expand its revegetation work by creating more greenhouses at regional communities and schools. Plans for building a new greenhouse in San Vicente were set into motion. The greenhouse will provide San Vicente county residents the opportunity to participate in native forest and fruit tree revegetation work through workshops coordinated by Planet Drum and the San Vicente Municipality.

Jackson and Damian construct elevated seedbeds with bamboo at a new greenhouse location in San Vicente.
San Vicente municipal workers Marcos and César teamed up with Planet Drum volunteers to construct elevated seedbeds at the new greenhouse location near downtown San Vicente.

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