We have already planted fruit trees in an area of roughly 2,000 sq. meters. Our intention is to continue replacing parts of a little diversified tertiary forest and plant trees that capture nitrogen as a first step before continue planting fruit trees belonging to the Atlantic Coastal Forest. Besides several species of trees, we are planting several especially important medicinal plants.
One immediate need is to buy a 10,000-liter water container to put besides another existing one on top of a fill. Southern Brazil is going through periods of acute drought, and it is wise to store as much water as possible for irrigation, which we can collect during the rainy season through a ramp pump we have already in place. We calculated the costs as follows:
- Water tank: around US$ 1,500
- Stone foundation for the tank: labor and materials around US$ 1,000.
- Installation of irrigation system (hoses and other paraphernalia): US $2,100.
- Rocks for retaining walls for food garden. Around US $ 800.
Total amount for the rest of 2021: US$ 5,400.