Guacimal’s Tree Nursery
The Costarican Conservation Foundation and the Sustainability Demonstration Center formed an alliance to make the dream of having a nursery in this region to supply the mid- and low-land areas a reality. The alliance celebrated this partnership by housing almost 17,000 trees and tree seedlings. This precious cargo arrived at the Center (La Casona de Guacimal) via three flatbed trucks and a pick-up truck thanks to the FCC’s coordination with the electric company (ICE).
There is concern in Guacimal as many of the springs that used to supply drinking water are drying up, so this alliance brings great joy and many people have stopped by to enjoy the brand new nursery and they are awaiting the next rainy season to take them home. Others have come to share seeds to plant. The new nursery does not have a name yet, therefore, your suggestions for a name are welcome.
The nursery, as with any place where there are babies, requires a lot of attention and work. Many people have worked hard at transferring the trees to plastic bags to prevent dehydration now that the rainy season is coming to an end. The FCC has paid a great deal of this labor, which has actually been a welcome treat to this region where there are few job opportunities. But funds are not enough to cover all the necessary labor, so volunteers are always welcome!