An Earth Day RIESTER Foundation Report: Hope is growing in Costa Rica.
Published on April 22, 2013
It is estimated that more than one billion people will take part in the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day. RIESTER Foundation is celebrating by announcing an exciting new effort to help fight global warming, while working to restore habitat on and around the RIESTER Reserve near Islita, Costa Rica.
This new project is the RIESTER Reserve Native Plant Nursery.
Located on the Reserve, the nursery will grow native plants and trees as money-making crops for local Costa Ricans, as well as possible sales to residents wanting to landscape their homes. As an experimental nursery, six separate areas will be explored: fruit trees; medicinal plants; flowering trees; ornamental plants; and palms, aromatic trees and hardwood trees. Among these different categories, the plants will include cashew, limon, papaya, breadfruit, Guanacaste, cacao and Ylang Ylang.
The RIESTER Reserve caretaker, Norman Quiros, will oversee all aspects of the nursery. Norman grew up in Islita, and learned about native plants from his father.
Please join RIESTER Foundation in celebrating the health and well being of our planet. And we invite you to learn more about RIESTER Foundation.