Bunkwimake Forest Garden
Reviving indigenous heritage through an edible forest garden.
This project sees the creation of an edible forest garden in Bunkwimake, a remote community within the mountains of Sierra Nevada.
To date, there has sadly been substantial deforestation in the area. The planting of this forest and rewilding of the site addresses this issue, whilst simultaneously increasing food security for 300 local families, along with children who attend the local boarding school.
A diversity of fruits, seed and wood trees have been planted, combined with medicinal shrubs and over 40 species of plants.
“To revolutionise our work and create greater impact we need to unite with indigenous peoples around the world; they have preserved incredible ancient wisdom that is invaluable for the restoration we are doing. We are honoured to have the opportunity to weave this approach into our project with SUGi. This is the first seed and we hope that giant forests will be born from this intention and prayer.”
Jaguar Siembra, SUGi Forest Maker
Seed Collection & Nursery Creation
The Forest Garden:
Alongside developing biodiversity, this forest brings together traditional knowledge and ancient agricultural concepts of the indigenous people. An effort that not only empowers the local community, but also offers them a better understanding of the indigenous cultural heritage.
The methodology will be documented in order to develop a scalable model that can be used by other indigenous communities, thereby regenerating more degraded areas and creating widespread abundance through food, community, bio-economies and cultural heritage preservation.