I’m back in (online) class!

Environmental education is at the core of everything we do, and our three main pillars of work are forest landscape restoration, birds and gender. And speaking of education, I’m back in (online) class! Thanks to one of the former owners of Finca Cántaros, Harry Hull, I learned about Yale University’s Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative’s […]

We have exciting news!

Our very exciting news is that the Canadian non-profit Finca Cantaros Environmental Association is now a registered Canadian charity. Among its other activities, it will be supporting many of the impactful programs of the Asociación Ambiental Finca Cantaros such as Women Committed to the Earth, the Children’s Forest of Coto Brus, BirdSleuth, and our numerous […]

The “Forest Landscape Restoration” pillar of FCEA’s work!

Last month I talked about the “Birds” pillar of FCEA’s work, and this month the focus is our “Forest Landscape Restoration” pillar! You might notice something is slightly different: we changed the name of this pillar from “Forest Restoration” to“Forest Landscape Restoration.” Why is that important? The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) defines Forest […]

Happy 90th Birthday to Dr. Jane Goodall!

Happy 90th birthday to one of the most inspirational women of our times! I have looked up to Dr. Jane Goodall since I was a little girl, and although there is a saying that goes “never meet your heroes,” I feel incredibly lucky that I had the opportunity to meet one of mine.  The summer […]

Exciting updates about FCEA’s “Birds” pillar of work!

This month’s blog is all about the “Birds” pillar of FCEA’s work! We have a lot to celebrate in this area. Since the founding of the organization in 2020, we have wanted to resume the bird banding that took place on the property for many years, through collaboration between the San Vito Bird Club, the […]

Gender is now an official pillar of our work


In honour of International Women’s Day (March 8), I am excited to announce that Gender is now an official pillar of Finca Cántaros Environmental Association’s work, along with Forest Restoration and Birds. We use these three themes as the main lenses through which to create diverse environmental education (EE) experiences for the community, as EE […]

Microorganisms of the mountain

Microorganisms of the mountain As part of our Women Committed to the Earth program, we have learned how to prepare inoculates that are used in our organic composts to apply in our forest restoration projects. These microorganisms of the mountain (MM), as they are called, represent the fungus, bacteria, yeast, and more, that result from […]

A photo worth more than a thousand words

A photo worth more than a thousand words They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I would argue that this one is worth at least two thousand. Yes, I’m biased—that’s my daughter Lucy in the photo. However, allow me to explain with words why this image is powerful in that perfectly captures […]

Happy New Year!

https://vimeo.com/900399100?share=copy Happy New Year from Finca Cántaros Environmental Association! As last year drew to a close, a collective sense of despair over the state of our world seemed to set in. With global temperatures soaring and horrific wars raging, many people I spoke to could no longer stomach the newsor their social media feeds. “I […]