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Experience hosted by Ricardo

3 hoursHosted in Portuguese and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Be a tree planter too! In just 3 hours, experience all stages of the work of native seedlings production and restoration of the Atlantic Forest. The activities take place at the headquarters of the tree nursery and guesthouse Viva Floresta, at Cocaia, in Ilhabela. The dynamic is designed for both adults and children in groups of up to 8 people.

1) we started with a walk in the forest to recognize species of native trees; if possible, we collect some seeds
2) back to the nursery, we will do the seed treatment and the sowing inside the greenhouse
3) then transferred some already grown seedlings to the growth recipients
4) then, we will do a "cleaning" on several growth recipients planted a few weeks ago, removing moss and invasive plants; our method of cultivation is 100% organic, and so we have to take care of the baby trees by hand, one by one ...
5) to complete the cycle, we returned to the forest to plant some seedlings of native trees already grown
6) Finally, we took a nice waterfall bath and sat on the porch to talk about everything we learned together.

Each participant takes a native seedling of the species of their choice.
Other things to note
We will walk in the forest, and then wil put our hands into the dirt. The activity is not exhaustive, but requires good physical conditions and appropriate clothing. As always in outdoor activities, there are small risks.
Be a tree planter too! In just 3 hours, experience all stages of the work of native seedlings production and restoration of the Atlantic Forest. The activities take place at the headquarters of the tree nursery and guesthouse Viva Floresta, at Cocaia, in Ilhabela. The dynamic is designed for both adults and children in groups of up to 8 people.

1) we started with a walk in the forest to recognize species of native trees; if possible, w…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Juice
  • Equipment
    Safety equipment

Meet your host, Ricardo

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • Identity verified
For 8 years we have been producing native seedlings in the Viva Floresta nursery, which was born as a project of the environmental NGO ilhabela.org, which we founded on Ilha in 2001. The tree nursery has the capacity to produce 50,000 seedlings per year, is embedded in the Atlantic Forest. Today, Viva Floresta is a reference in the production of native seedlings on the north coast. In 2014 we became Airbnb hosts, and today we have several rooms to welcome guests who love the forest as much as we do. Learn more at http://www.vivafloresta.org
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From $23
/ person
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Where you'll be

After a round of conversation on the porch, we will walk on the trails around the Living Forest, returning to the nursery to develop the activities of planting and cultivation. The planting of the seedlings is done on the surrounding trails.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

Boots or hiking shoes

Hat or cap