Scholarship students Nuclei of FAS are taught permaculture

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Students from RDS Uatumã during activity, who toured four other UCs | Photo: Tânea Rodrigues

The Agro-ecological and permaculture practices Project has approached simple initiatives that aim to make a difference in the interaction between the teaching modules of cores Conservation and Sustainability (CSCs) Sustainable Amazon Foundation (FAS). Each core has four modules, targeted to specific activities: sistemas agroflorestais, chicken, fruit nurseries and forestry, gardens, among other productive activities, experimental and educational, according to the peculiarity of each locality.

The project involves scholarship students of primary and secondary education, and aims to raise awareness of environmental conservation, scientific curiosity, the sense of responsibility and the practical application of knowledge acquired in regular school.

Participating in the initiative two fellows from each core of the Sustainable Development Reserves (RDSs) Reserve, Rio Negro, Uatumã, Mamirauá and Environmental Protection Area (APA) Rio Negro. They regularly receive instructions FAS Mario Moreira consultant, transmitting the use of techniques such as kitchen waste, hen house and the forest itself, as raw material in the preparation of inputs required in the preparation of organic compound and biofertilizer, used in the nursery, horta e SAFs.

“The idea is to use the organic matter left over meals, in feeding the chickens and the bed of these along with litter and green plants in the preparation of organic fertilizers, explains the consultant.

The preparation of biodefensivos from plant extracts is one of several permaculture techniques passed by the project, which also provides expertise to several other agroforestry.

“The goal is to train, arouse curiosity for sustainable activities. Many of these activities have been forgotten over time. We seek to redeem some of that, the custom of producing and consuming unconventional vegetables and locally sourced fruits without using chemicals, to produce good seedlings in nurseries and optimize raising chickens”, Mario finish.