Guayaki Foundation
Marrecas, Brazil

The Guayaki Foundation helps empower local, indigenous communities to regenerate and protect the Atlantic Forest through research, educational programs and promotion of the agroecological systems in the Atlantic Forest.

The Forecastle Foundation helps fund their environmental education programs, a 150-acre land preserve, and the building of a research center. The environmental education program invites indigenous school children to plant native hardwood trees and learn the principles of agroecology, where humans can produce crops that restore and protect endemic ecosystems. Each year every student plants 5 native trees and harvests crops such as manioc, banana, and beans.

The Forecastle Foundation has helped Guayaki:

•Educate 750+ students through their environmental education program

•Plant Over 3,750 Trees

•Preserve 150 Acres of Atlantic forest