In preparation for this planting season, our team has been working hard to collect seeds with the Araguaia Seed Collection Collective, led by Laís D’Ísep dos Santos.
So far, we have already bought seeds of around 11 different native tree species! The seeds we have purchased are mainly caju (cashew) seeds, since there is an abundance of these in the settlements that are near our restoration sites.
Currently, we have 18 participants who are actively collecting seeds and over 100 other people recently received the first two modules of seed collective training.
We plan to complete this first cycle, consisting of four modules of training sessions, by the end of this year.
The Seed Collection Collective will focus on the following native species this year:
|Popular name||Scientific name|
|Aroeira verdadeira||Astronium urundeuva|
|Melzinho/mamoninha do mato||Mabea spp.|
|Urucum plantado||Bixa orellana|
Have a look at the first two modules for our seed collective training below!