Having returned home from Costa Rica about a week ago, I’m still having a difficult time trying to sit down and collect my thoughts.
This is something that I had dreamed of doing ever since I was little—that is, being somewhere new and being able to study the environment in order to help protect it.
We all have preconceived ideas of what the jungle is like. Some describe it as unforgiving. Others describe it as a home to some pretty gnarly-looking bugs.
How is the planting of non-agricultural fruiting trees grown by farmers on private land beneficial to the conservation and ecological well-being of the Costa Rican environment?
Our days in the field were stimulating, our eagerness to learn shined through. Quickly the team became a family and we learned to work as one.