After months propagating plants of Harpalyce macrocarpa, the time to reinforce the population of this endangered plant has finally arrived. Leaded by Enma, a team of Planta! arrives to San Felipe looking forward to this crucial step of the conservation project.
Project: Conservation assessment and recovery of Harpalyce macrocarpa – an endemic tree from Central Cuba.
I grew up in my grandmother’s backyard, surrounded by plants. At my family home, plants are still all around, for cooking, to remediate illnesses, and to fully enjoy their colours and scents. However, my most extensive garden right now is the one on the rural community of San Felipe.
Harpalyce macrocarpa, the plant I am devoted to protect, grows exclusively in its surroundings. This time we bring 180 small plants of the species, eager to spread their roots in the rocky soil. Only that instead of going directly to the forest, they will grow in the gardens and backyards of the people from San Felipe.