Building capacities is one of Planta! ’s primary goals. In this new adventure, professors and students are traveling to Eastern Cuba to look for rare plants. Randy, a Biology student, tells us more about this journey, the lessons he learned, and his new passion-orchids.
Project: Planta!’s Capacity Building program: supporting the conservation of threatened trees..
I have been attracted to Nature since I can remember, to some extent, due to my grandmother’s influence. I used to visit her on Sundays. The backyard was in full bloom with scents that made me want to know more about plants. I could probably say that it is because of her that I am about to graduate from Biology. Later, when I started collaborating with Planta!‘s team, my motivation to learn about plants did nothing but grow. Then I started studying the Cuban flora and its conservation.