Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A little about the Expedition

Posted by Yvonne Weinstein on June 16

Just in case you were wondering about the purpose of the trip:

“Costa Rican Coffee From Community to Cup” aims to help increase sustainable coffee farming practices in the Tarrazú region of Costa Rica , with the ability to be replicated in other farms and coffee regions. Volunteers will use GIS tools to improve understandings of relationships of soil conditions, coffee, plant cover shade, slope, aspect, erosion, water courses, nutrient cycling and farming practices. Also, this project will examine how fertilizer and shade tree management relate to coffee production, environmental sustainability and certification criteria.

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