While the Jenaro Herrera artisans have been focused on weaving insect ornaments for CACE, they've found inspiration for an ornament and a bit of extra income from a frog. Dora caught a medium-size frog that was green on top with a beautiful camouflage mosaic of white, orange and brown patches on its underside and toes. Doilith was making a cardboard mold of the frog as a model for making an ornament while Dora scraped the slime off of its back onto three sticks which was planned to sell to a man in Iquitos who was going to use them in a healing ceremony. She related that this process apparently involved burning the skin of the patient with a cigarette and then putting a small amount of the frog slime into the wound. Checking online, I found that their amphibian friend is apparently called a Green Leaf frog - presumably Phyllomedusa bicolor. It is the source of a potent traditional shamanic medicine called ibogaine. I was glad to learn that Dora was preparing to release the frog back to the wild the next day. See pictures of the Jenaro Herrera artisans at: https://www.facebook.com/amazonecology.org/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1429902723705253
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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.