Reforestation of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil - Serra da Beleza

Agro-Restoration Project in partnership with Emater - Rio - official environmental agency for the state of Rio de Janeiro

Preparing the marsh area prior to planting the Silver Musa SP 'Banana Prata'
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The Bananeiral with flowering Timbauchina granulosa 'Quaresmeira'.

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The images here depict the marshy areas with the forest Engeneer Felipe Conceicao the farm manager Alair and a member of his team Marcos Henrique.
Agro and Forest Engineer professionals Felipe Conceicao and Nelson Pentagna visited the property in order to evaluate the areas available for the project and skills and availability of labour in order to implement the project .

A second visit took place after an exchange of ideas . The areas selected where divided in three a forest restoration system was chosen for one area , the second an agro restoration orchard behind the corral and a third Bananeiral in the marshy area. Silver Bananas Musa SP 'Banana Prata'.
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Musa SP 'Banana Prata' sapling supplied by Embrapa for Emater-Rio planted in 2019.
The Musa SP 'Banana Prata' plants where supplied to us from Embrapa to Emater - Rio.

In one years time we will have our first harvest of organic bananas I will start the process of securing an organic seal when I go to Brazil.

Bananas thrive in marshy moist areas.

The planting was done in the dry season.
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Additional worker Botafogo - with his yellow boots!
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Bananeiral - measuring - digging planting holes by hand - width and depth are quite specific.

Updated April 2022
The Bananeiral development through the years

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