Partnership provided 100 seedlings and explanations about ancestral seeds and agroforestry model
To celebrate Children’s Day in a different way, a partnership between the Mil Pelo Planeta project and Chácara Maktub, held the day for planting seedlings this Tuesday (12). In all, 100 types of trees were made available, as well as a learning tour about seeds and the agroforestry planting model.
At the event, each child receives a fruit tree seedling, a plaque to put the name of the planter and the species planted, as well as a certificate at the end of the tour.
According to the owner of the space located in the Chácara das Mansões neighborhood, in Campo Grande, the decision was made to celebrate in a different way such a special day to provide children with this connection with nature.
“We always give courses, receive visits from schools and this time we decided to hold the event on Children’s Day. Here we explain about seeds and seedlings. We took a tour of the farm, showed the vegetable garden and ended with planting and a healthy snack”, said Alcides Neto.
The planting model chosen was the “muvuca” each seedling is placed in the ground along with several seeds that serve as protection for the tree and, according to the coordinator of Mil Pelo Planeta, Neo Avila, in the frost that hit the state in July it was proven which is the planting system that works.
“The trees planted in the agroforestry system were the only ones that survived the frost. It is the first time for the project with children. We have blackberry, banana, moringa, cashew, pitanga, among others. Afterwards, the farm will be like a library of species”, said Avila.
At the age of 6, little Gabriel Fernandes Croda, accompanied by his grandmother Maria Izabel Silva Fernandes, 64, and godmother Stheania Paz Alencar Fernandes, 32, had the opportunity to plant his second tree, a yellow cashew tree. To Campo Grande News, he told that he likes apples and planting a lot.
According to Maria Izabel, still at the age of 1, the little one made his first planting, a sweet jacaranda that flowered for the first time this year. For the godmother, the moment is important to get to know the children.
“Most think that the fruit comes from the market, so it serves as a way to value the cycle and show how everything happens.”, he said.
Looking for a different program to take her nephew, Larissa Peixoto, 34, found the experience important for her contact with nature.
“I didn’t want to take him to the mall, I saw on social networks about the planting and brought him. This contact with nature was very common before, you need to go back.”, said Larissa.
The experience pleased the 11-year-old nephew, Felipe Peixoto, despite not being very fond of eating fruits and vegetables, he said, a little shyly, that he enjoyed the experience.