Baby Pechiche trees collected.

By Clay Plager-Unger | June 4, 2010

May 3 – June 4, 2010 Time must go by too quickly because now I’m two weeks behind schedule on my reports. A lot has happened though, so maybe that’s related. As usual, we keep trying to progress and improve with every step we take. The volunteer force has faded with the rains, both of which are sparse these days. The other night it drizzled […]

Planet Drum celebrates Earth Day.

By Clay Plager-Unger | April 30, 2010

April 19-30, 2010 The past two weeks have been full of rain. The kinds of rain that last all night, lightly drizzling, and occasionally coming down hard. It feels kind of like February back in the usual rainy season. We’ve been focusing our efforts on the greenhouse, but dabbling in other areas as well. Some of the seed beds have already started germinating (and random […]

Bahia Ecociudad is a model, Planet Drum receives revegetation awards.

By Clay Plager-Unger | March 25, 2010

Feb. 23-Mar. 25, 2010 The big news of the month is that Planet Drum has changed houses, so the office and living space for the volunteers is now in a new location (304 Calle Riofrío). Since it’s only a block and a half away from our former apartment, it’s not that different, but it feels like a large change, and has been a significant amount […]

A painted stake for every tree planted.

By Clay Plager-Unger | February 23, 2010

Feb.1-23, 2010 Welcome to the heart of the rainy season. There’s been precipitation during multiple nights of the week for the past month. Sometimes it comes down quite hard (nothing extreme yet, fortunately) and other times it lightly sprinkles throughout the course of the night. A light rain that lasts for a long time is considered the best. If it rains too fast, the soil […]

Planting begins, and plastic bottle recycling projects.

By Clay Plager-Unger | January 29, 2010

Jan.16-29, 2010 Although not in full swing yet, the rainy season is here and it’s been drizzling frequently and raining on occasion, enough for the trees (and weeds) to burst with growth. Also, there have been some new additions to the volunteer work force and we’ve got quite a team now. There’s Jake and Ashley from Michigan, who’ve been with us for over a month […]

Welcome new Field Foreman Orlando.

By Clay Plager-Unger | January 15, 2010

Dec. 30, 2009-Jan.15, 2010 We’ve been getting holes, trails and sites ready in preparation for the oncoming rainy season, which officially began over the weekend of January 9-10th. As mentioned in the previous report, three revegetation sites had been completed and a fourth is about two-thirds ready for planting. 1,000 holes have been dug at the sites thus far and are ready for immediate planting. […]