We began experimenting with syntropic forestry in 2019. The goal is to use a wide variety of trees, strategically planted, to reforest, provide food, and provide income for families. We chose a ravine near the farm as the location for the forest.
In 2020, reforesting was truly a mixed bag. We lost a lot of trees in the spring because of the drought. But once rain started falling in mid-summer, the remaining trees flourished. We were able to replant a lot of nurse and fruit trees. In the coming 18 months, we will continue to plant trees both on the bottom and the sides of the ravine. The nurse trees already planted should protect against the ravages of drought.