Many years ago, Mama Earth began to successfully restore the lost mangrove belt at the Gulf. The concept is easy: Fishermen and their families collect the seeds and put them into simple planter, which are filled with mud where later mangroves will grow.
After only five to six months they can be planted. In order to avoid transportation costs and stress for the seedlings, we let them be raised by the residents near the planting side. Most of them are fisherman families, who want to earn some extra money. Students are handling the plants, guided by the coastal residents and fishermen. A state regulation which states, that high schools only accept applicants who at least planted five trees, is very helpful. These applicants need a confirmation of the community as proof. As a result, we always have enough students available for the plantings, but we also increasingly plant together with companies and other organizations.