The dream of Origen del Agua
Origen del Agua is located in Barichara, which is a town in the northern Andes of Colombia with about 7,000 residents. It is situated on a plateau where there was tropical dry forest -- a threatened ecosystem at risk of disappearing. The forest is 98% destroyed and in urgent need of restoration.
Needs to Address
This is a pilot project to demonstrate how to apply solutions to restore planetary health and avoid human extinction at the speed and scale required.
This project uses watershed and permaculture approaches to restore degraded land and water sources in Barichara.
Origen del Agua is located on land in Barichara that needed to be liberated from colonial models of private land ownership. A native forest needs to return here. The goal is to bring native trees and water retention to this place at the top of a tributary. This is a place for deep healing.