Anna Gibbs


Fim de semana – Days 4 & 5

We don’t have to do work on the weekends (fim de semana), so volunteers use the time to hike, explore, or travel. One of the volunteers is in Rio de Janeiro for the weekend – “to hit the beaches,” she told me. The other three volunteers and I spent the weekend at Iracambi. On Saturday …

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Sementes – Days 2 & 3

Semente = the Portuguese word for seed. The process of planting a tree starts with the seed. — On Thursday, I was assigned to collect inga seeds with another new volunteer from Japan, Riho. At 9 am, after breakfast, we headed down to an inga tree near the entrance gate to Iracambi. We needed to …

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