We get mad every time we see a bulldozer clearing great patches of green up. Here is our chance to remedy that feeling. Start planting yourself, especially recommended fruit trees, Papaya, Mango, Lemon, if you have water, or some of the island indigenous varieties that require little care; Moringa? Wayaca?
Get them at Santa Rosa for next to nothing, or the more refined varieties at Fantastic Gardens.
Neem? Santa Rosa considers that one an invasive species, and doesn’t want to see it proliferating as much as it does.
I am preparing to plant a mango and will post pictures of my tree, about 1 meter high already. Got to get some soil first…
So that’s basically what Lanta Y Planta is, a grass root protest movement.
Following a post on FB, Ewald Biemans of Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort, inspired a group of friends to launch a tree planting initiative. Not any tree, but fruit bearing trees in local yards, where tree will be watered and tended.
Santa Rosa, the local department of nature and the environment and other avid local gardeners jumped on board and the small grass root organization conducted a press conference just recently, calling for a national tree planting campaign.
The BAN LANTA y PLANTA campaign is inviting companies and individuals to plant trees, and send in videos and pictures to the dedicated FB page, with a chance to win attractive prizes: Dinner at Elements restaurant, lunch at Baz-rrr, tickets to de Palm Island, vouchers for Fantastic Gardens, a hotel stay and much more….
How to participate in the FB “Ban Lanta y Planta!” campaign
1. Plant a tree (taller than 50 cm / 20 inch. from the soil up)
2. Make a short video of the actual planting (maximum 30 sec)
3. Post it on our Facebook Page ‘Ban Lanta y Planta’
4. Share, Like and Tag with family and friends
At the end of the campaign., on November 30th, Ban Lanta Y Planta will select winners among the posts with the most shares and likes.