In July 2019, Brandon Bauer partnered with Guayakí Yerba Mate....
and the Kiangang indigenous people of the Marrecas Reserve in Parana state of southern Brazil....
on a project to bring food security and permaculture practices to the local school.
This is a community of 500 who rely on low quality government food sponsorship programs for sustenance.
The team was there to revive regenerative farming practices and positively transform the land.
Aided by the students and teachers, they installed a vegetable garden and orchard for the children and the community at the school of 150 pupils.
One of their main objectives was to plant 600 trees in and around the school.
But while they worked, they were approached by a provincial governmental organization with an offer of 10,000 native trees so they worked hard to get those in the ground!
Their hard work paid off and after two weeks they had a brand new food forest!
Only 3 months later in October 2019, the food forest's abundance was visible and being used daily to feed the children.
Plans are in the works for 2020 to continue working with local indigenous communities to become self-reliant, food and water resilient….
and plant more trees!