We’re a small agroforestry systems based cacao farm that, as many others in Puerto Rico, was devastated by hurricane María. After many years of work, we lost our main nursery building structure, many young trees were buried in landslides, decade old fruit trees uprooted, we just found out that one of our main water harvesting tank is damaged and leaking. The devastation is overwhelming. Luckily we relocated almost all trees and seedlings that were on the nursery to a safer place, meaning we have some trees to replace those lost and quickly start the reforestation efforts.
We kindly ask for your help to help get back on our tracks. Our goal has always been to help bring back responsible and sustainable cacao cultivation to Puerto Rico and help and educate all interested farmers do the same.
We need to rebuild our nursery and the water irrigation system. Purchase new reservoir water tank, tools, spares, organic fertilizers, contract machinery to repair inner roads leading to water springs so to reinitiate our propagation efforts.
The cleanup of the fallen trees will also leave us with lots of wood that could be converted to biocharto be used as a soil amendment. We need to build a medium to large scale pyrolysis stove to acomplish that.