Greetings from Northern California fellow Analog Forestry practitioners and network friends. We are pleased to bring you the first bulletin of 2016!

In our efforts to keep you all informed and engaged, we are experimenting with a new, shorter formatted monthly bulletin.

I just recently visited Costa Rica and got to see our Urban Restoration project at Los Cipreses in San José. A wonderful project that is engaging the community and especially the children who are enthusiastically planting trees and hand watering the plants where needed. We also stayed for a few days at the Centro de Capacitación Bosques Análogos (CCBA), which has been named as one of the top five most sustainable farms in Costa Rica!

We are pleased to announce the addition of our friend and board member Trudy Jurianz as Training Coordinator for the network. She will be assisting us in organizing trainings and facilitating communication among the network of trainers that we have established over the last two years. Isabel, in our Secretariat´s office in Costa Rica will be supporting with fundraising to support this effort. If you are interested in hosting a training, have ideas for fundraising or want more information, please contact Trudy ( and Isabel (

Thanks to all who are participating in this important mission; the planet is a better place because of the tree-based communities you are establishing.

We invite you all to participate with articles, comments and photos. To contribute to the bulletin please contact for more information.

For the Earth,
Grover Stock

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