Healing the Earth,
Reforest'Action has chosen to use the Maya nut tree for both the Guatemala and Peru reforestation projects. The trees will be planted by local indigenous communities (in partnership with the Maya Nut Institute), who will eventually harvest, market, and eat the nuts. A traditional part of Mayan forest gardens, the Maya nut tree is more valuable alive, as a food source, than cut for timber. Once trees have matured, one hectare of land can provide $15,000 of revenue per year. This will help ensure that the forests we plant will grow and thrive long into the future.