We started with a bowl of guanacaste tree seeds. This is, in part, why the Buenas Cosas logo has a tree :) Those first trees we planted came from that same bowl of guanacaste seeds. We planted them all – and lots more. Thousands. We’ve come a long way since then. The first trees we planted are now supplying healthy food, medicine and low-carbon shade to Guatemalan homes here in Peten Guatemala.
We love planting trees and we love what trees do for nature here in Guatemala. The coolest thing about planting trees is how incredibly fast they grow in Guatemala’s tropical climate.
You’ll learn all about the different trees that exist here in Guatemala and they many and varied uses: medicine, food for animals and people. There’s a type of tree that grows down here that can be cut to a post stuck in standing water and be totally happy to a good twenty years. It’s truly an amazing place for trees in Guatemala and we’ll happily share with you all that we know during your Good Tree volunteer project participation.
During your Good Tree volunteer project participation we’ll be happy to take you on a tour to a others’ sponsored reforestation project – give you the all the details about how it all works.
We plant fruit trees: almond trees, cashew trees, lemon trees, grapefruit, mangos, oranges, papayas and lots more.
Cashews are super-important. Guatemalans rarely eat the cashew nuts – but they love the cashew apples. Packed with vitamin C and loaded with anti-oxidants proven to reduce female-specific cancers, we love our cashew trees. We’ve got a waiting list of families waiting for cashew trees :)
Good Trees was our first and is so far one of our most successful self-sustaining initiatives. All our tree-planting fulfillment + logistics is managed by Reyna. Thanks for all the love, Reyna!