The Connection with Mexico
“Here in the Sierra Gorda we know that it is
not convenient to do away with the trees; with my
85 years I
can tell you that over time I have seen that where there are
woods there are springs and there is life. The youth go to
the [USA] to seek fortune and when they come back they don’t
how or they don’t want to work the fields.
Our region requires knowledge, awareness and
roots, we have to conserve a love for the Earth that gave birth
to us, because if we as Serranos don’t do something for this
land, others aren’t going to do it either.”
testimony by Don Teodomiro Benítez, resident.
Sierra Gorda: A green jewel in Central Mexico.
Photographic exposition by Fulvio Eccardi
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necessity of bottom-up solutions to benefit people and
poverty around and connect with rural communities creating a
biosphere with a future.
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so [Sierra Gorda] was a revelation to me: a cloud forest of
majestic oaks, cedars and firs a hundred feet tall, draped
with mosses and spangled with bromeliads – a soaring,
humbling place. This is the real treasure of the Sierra
Madre.” Scott Weidensaul, Return to Wild America: a
yearlong search for the continents natural soul. © 2005.
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