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Adam B.

Location:

New Orleans, LA

Member since:

May 2, 2014

What do you hope to learn from membership in this group?

I am very interested in permaculture and would love to learn more about building sustainable communities and food networks. I also would like to spread the word about my project with isolated indigenous peoples in Peru as we are in need of funding in order to proceed with the project. I am working with the Peru National Parks Service to do a flyover and take photos and video of the tribes villages to prove that they exist. Then we will use this evidence to gain the public and political support necessary to stop a disastrous highway project that is planned right through the tribe's territory. I thought that people who are into permaculture and care about the Earth would be interested in this cause! If you want to learn more please check out my webpage about this project to protect some of the last isolated indigenous peoples on Earth. http://rainforestrescuecoalition.org/?page_id=1103

Have you ever attended any permaculture programs? If so, where and when?

i stayed at a permaculture farm in Lafayette LA for the international music festival last week. I also worked on a sustainable agroforestry program in the Peruvian Amazon which I helped to coordinate through my nonprofit organization. The project is ongoing and plants polyculture gardens with the focus on a cash crop called the Aguaje palm. This palm is vital to both humans and other animals such as tapirs, deer, monkeys, tortoises, peccaries etc. By planting gardens with Aguaje palms and teaching palm climbing practices instead of cutting down the palms, villagers can obtain money from selling the fruits and also conserve the naturally growing palm trees surrounding their communities for use by the natural fauna.

Do you currently practice permaculture methods at home or elsewhere? Can you describe it?

I compost and have a few small gardens at home. I grow blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, kale, mustard greens, beets, turnips, chives, asparagus, beans, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, etc.

Introduction

Hi my name is Adam. I am the president of a nonprofit organization called the Rainforest Rescue Coalition (rainforestrescuecoa­lition.org). I recently discovered an "uncontacted" tribe in Perú and am working to protect them and their territory.


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