Sueños del Bosque
A Regenerative School for Children
Children are the heart of our regenerative work in Barichara. They gather native seeds, plant trees, and restore streams throughout the territory.
Sueños del Bosque translates as "dreams of the forest" and is an experimental school for emerging young leaders in the age range of 4-10 years old.
Our vision is to weave experiential learning with real-world challenges in the community -- so that the children grow up with the direct knowledge that they can bring dead rivers back to life and restore native forests to the land where they live.
We are currently looking for partners to help make this dream a reality. In the next few months, we need to raise $150,000 so that we can support teaching staff for two years and secure a very special piece of land.
Watch this video for a walk-through of the beautiful land that is available for us. Our vision is to raise donations and buy the land through a local non-profit so that it becomes a community commons.
This is part of our larger work connected with the territorial foundation that coordinates regenerative work throughout the region.
This is a project that weaves many existing efforts in the community. Right now we are at a pivotal moment where another alternative school is closing -- which opens up the space for the next iteration to emerge.
The land where this previous school took place over the span of nine years has several buildings, an emergent community forest, and numerous outdoor play spaces. It is the perfect location to continue the work of dreaming new educational models into being. We have a good relationship with the owners and can purchase the land for $60,000.
After several previous attempts to create blends of forest schools, multi-family homeschooling, workshops, and regenerative activities throughout the territory, it is clear to us that this time around we need to secure two years of seed funding to attract excellent teachers and give ourselves the space to prototype the curricula for Sueños del Bosque.
It is from this knowledge that we are looking for people who want to help us raise $150,000 so that a new school can be born for the children of Barichara.