How do you compete with a day spent photographing hardworking families and eating pineapple straight off the bush? You can’t.
Sustainable Harvest International assists farming families in Central America with organic farming practices. The families’ hard work preserves forests from destructive farming methods and improves their own well-being. Since their founding in 1997, they’ve partnered with over 2,800 families and planted 3.9 million trees!
Their unique approach recognizes that struggling families can’t worry about environmental conservation until their basic human needs are met. They partner with families for five years, establishing deep relationships that result in a healthier lifestyle and sustainable farming methods that eliminate the need for harmful chemicals and clearing forests. Healthy people are essential to a healthy planet.
These photos are from the wonderful day we got to spend documenting the work of SHI staff and the farming communities they work with. Thanks to Angelina & Brad’s international elopement, this story was told as well.
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