I made my second visit to the campesino community of San Francisco on the Maranon River last month. CACE was introduced to these talented artisans by the NGO Minga Peru which has been working with this and four other villages in the area to promote better health, education, conservation and economic activities. See full album of photos at: https://www.facebook.com/amazonecology.org/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1433251213370404 These artisans have woven a wide variety of animal ornaments with chambira palm fiber which they sell to tourists that periodically visit their community with a Lindblad tour. CACE has recently begun to work with these artisans to improve the quality and diversity of their crafts.
Amazon crafts coming to Great Blue Heron; volunteers needed http://p0.vresp.com/MvDldF #vr4smallbiz
Welcome to ROMP fest. Thanks to many people who helped set up our first nig booth .Haddon, Lauren, Ty and his mom Alice, Morgan, Tessa and her sister Meghan. Morning girl and dad and Tessa were first to do rainforest puzzle. Come on ny to shop for fair trade crafts and fun.
Please join our Amazon roadshow this September at the Rhythm and Roots Festival at Ninigret Park for three days of music and fun. CACE will have a big booth to sell our innovative fair-trade handicrafts made by our partner artisans from Peru and offer visitors a rich interactive educational experience of the Amazon rainforest and its people.
CACE needs a few energetic volunteers to help us set up the booth on Thursday as well to pack up on Sunday night. We would also like to recruit a few Amazon Ambassadors to help us sell crafts and welcome booth visitors to check out our videos and engage with our Amazon education activities during the festival.
We have one or extra free vendor passes to the festival that we can share with volunteers who help us for several days or more. All volunteers who help us for a full day or more will get a 20% discount on merchandise at our booth and a free Amazon Forest Store baseball cap as a gesture of our appreciation.