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Sunday, March 16, 2008

The SeedsDream project

The SeedsDream project was initiated in 2005 by indigenous leaders deeply concerned about both the cultural and ecological impacts of deforestation. In the past, small clearings would always grow back. Now trees once common had not been seen in over 20 years, and a generation was growing up without the forest. Without the plants traditionally used for food, medicine and ritual, centuries of cultural heritage was disappearing.

Our goal is to reverse this trend of regional extinctions by creating refuge forests and developing networks of seed exchange among indigenous communities. We are working to unite traditional and scientific perspectives on tropical rainforests and their essential value. Reforestation is bringing excitement and hope, precisely because it connects a deep cultural heritage with tangible environmental action.

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