Regenerative Tourism: Coastal Reforestation
An estimated trillion dollars a year market, tourism is positioning itself as a mutually lucrative champion of small farmer and local forest agriculture.
Sitting amidst the deciduous coastal forest, a vibrant saline estuary, and the remains of a wild huizache, nopal and introduced palm and mango forest, the ecology of Musa exists between worlds. Opening officially in 2022, this magnetic paradise not only invites guests to live in wild simbiosis with the ecologies it inhabits, but furthermore to contribute to their revival and vitality. With a first planting of biomass and native fruit species prototype forest in 2023, the Musa agroforestry project is currently propagating an impressive orchestra of edible, medicinal and ecological feeder plants that seek to both revitalize and reinvent its forest.
Working with local species to increase the hydric and hyphal capacity of the soil, while simultaneously planting a multi-strata food forest of local and adaptive tropical fruits, roots and forage, the project is fast becoming a point of destination not only for "lovers of sea and land" but also of botanical tourists interested in exchanging ideas on adaptation across borders and ecologies.
Imagine if just 1% of projects followed this bold lead and incorporated climate design and adaptive forest ecologies into the DNA of their land development #landuse #landchange use? Regenerative Tourism has a bright and influential future.
We wish all the best to the Musa crew and are thrilled to be a part of this evolving project.
Regenerative Tourism: Coastal Reforestation case study: Musa