Sowing a SEED of hope

Sowing a SEED of hope

Partnering with indigenous youth to to regenerate the rainforest and their communities…

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Say NO to oil in the Amazon!

Say NO to oil in the Amazon!

Please sign this petition on Avaaz to help protect a critical river…

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There is a growing problem in Amazonian communities: the build-up of plastic and unrecyclable trash. Communit...
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Initial Strokes: Art and Environmental Consciousness with the Youngest Generation of Shipibo Children

After completing a series of murals with the children of the Shipibo urban community of Bena Jema on their elementary school, the teachers of the preschool next door came to us with an interest in a...

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Planting Seedlings of Hope: Shipibo Permaculture Workshop in Santa Clara

This June Shipibo permaculture experts, Fernando and Reuben, facilitated a workshop for the indigenous youth of Santa Clara at the San Francisco community permaculture demonstration site. Fernando a...

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Tensions run high as consultation process for Peru’s biggest oil block finally begins

The last few days have seen the start of a process to decide the future of a territory that has been subjected to oil exploration for the last 40+ years – namely, oil block 192 (formally called 1AB)...

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Shipibo Permaculture: How far have we come and where are we going?

This is a post written by several hands, by Shipibo permaculture leaders Marcos Urquia, Roberto Muñoz, and Fernando Cauper. These are the voices of the Shipibo with and for whom we work. Author: Ma...

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¿Hasta dónde hemos llegado y hacia dónde vamos con la Permacultura de los Shipibo?

Este es un post escrito a varios manos por los líderes shipibo Marcos Urquia, Roberto Muñoz y Fernando Cauper. Estás son las voces de los shipibo con y para los cuales trabajamos. Autor: Marcos Urq...

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Greeted by Morning Kisses: Being a Teacher in an Urban Shipibo Community

A large cloud of dust is raised by dozens of tiny feet charging towards me while I walk down the last street to get to work. Seconds later, a crowd of little excited Shipibo children embraces me in ...

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En Plena Crisis Político Ambiental Hay Esperanza

Jóvenes y organizaciones amazónicos se movilizan para la vida, la diversidad cultural y el medio ambiente. "Loretano soy. Por eso es que quiero al bosque y la lluvia, al viento y al rio, la luna y ...

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Four Worlds of the Shipibo Cosmovision in Murals

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with a Shipibo muralist on a muraling project at the elementary school in the urban Shipibo community of Bena Jema. Together with the students, our idea was t...

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The Multiplier Effect: Indigenous Permaculture in the Amazon

Last week in the Shipibo indigenous community of Santa Clara a 5-day Introduction Course to Ecological Farming unfolded in beautiful and unexpected ways... A Brief History Since 2012, Alianza Arka...

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Historic Agreement with the Government Leaves Room for Interpretation

Is the agreement signed between indigenous leaders of the contaminated rivers in Loreto and the Peruvian government a real recognition of the social and environmental damage? Historic demonstration...

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