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Let´s Celebrate Earth Day 2022!

Let´s Celebrate Earth Day 2022! 
by Planting a Forest Grove in Honor of a Loved One

The International Analog Forestry Network (IAFN) invites you to make a donation to our partners around the world who are restoring forests rich in biodiversity

In honor of our dear friend Grover Stock who spread his love for the forest and its dwellers before departing in 2021.

CAMEROON
Photo: Trichoscypha  accuminata
Our partner CENDEP, planted three rare edible species in the buffer zone of Mount Cameroon National Park (SW region, Cameroon), namely: 1) Trichoscypha accuminata, also locally known as “changing blood” due to its edible, blood-colored pulp. Children are occasionally seen selling them fresh from the wild. 2) Annonidium mannii (jungle sop) and 3) Dacryoides macrophylla, all of which are still harvested from the wild and whose fruits are edible. A donation on Earth Day will be sent to the women of Mbiame in North West Cameroon, who just recently acquired additional land from the traditional ruler and are converting it into a forest in order to protect the community watershed and habitat for endemic bird species by connecting fragmented habitats.  
PERU
Trees in the Peruvian Amazon are over 700 years old and are being protected in the name of dear ones who are no longer physically with us. An average of 500 Shihuahuaco trees are cut down daily in Peru. In the forest, protected by IAFN partner ARBIO, they are being cared for. We invite your donation to adopt one of these majestic trees in honor of a loved one.
THE NETHERLANDS 

At MijnStadstuin, an urban farm on the edge of the city of Amsterdam, a food forest was created in collaboration with BothEnds, to function as a living educational example of design principles, the return of biodiversity and as part of a research program to learn about success formulas for this type of perennial farming. For Grover a Heartnut, Junglans ailantifolia was planted last year. This year, the forest has matured enough so that the scrub top layers and vines can be planted out with the new raised funds.

COSTA RICA

In the AF Accredited Training Center in Hojancha, El Toledo, Guanacaste Province, and in the urban community of Los Cipreses, in San José, local and international volunteers, as well as Haitian migrants, are making the forests bloom, ensuring food security for the community. Your donation will support the plantings of heliconias, banana varieties, vines and all vegetation forms found in tropical forests. 

SRI LANKA

At Belipola Arboretum, the world´s first Analog Forest, located in Mirahawatte, Sri Lanka, Dr. Ranil Senanayake and the Belipola team offer AF workshops, webinars, research opportunities on soil, biomass and biodiversity as well as building value-chains. A donation to Belipola would go to their research programs and to build awareness to increase biomass and biodiversity (B:B ratios).

WE WELCOME YOUR DONATION WHICH CAN BE SENT VIA OUR WEBSITE OR BY MAILING A CHECK IN THE NAME OF IAFN, c/o Isabel Macdonald, APARTADO 328, 2070 SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA, CENTRAL AMERICA.

Please let us know to which country you would like to direct your donation and in whose honor by contacting media.iafn@gmail.com

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The IAFN Board and office of the Secretariat, along with its Training Centers in Sri Lanka, Cameroon, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay and Costa Rica integrate the Analog Forestry (AF) methodology with the women’s rights and environmental justice agendas, working with the Global Alliance for Green & Gender Action (GAGGA) Program. Both seek to unite and strengthen womens’ and grassroots organizations’ capacity to promote and enhance the right to clean water, healthy food, and a clean and safe environment.  

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