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Fundraising garage sale supports Brazilian agro-forestry project

ACRAA is run by Nelson’s Thor Smestad
Nelson’s Thor Smestad (third from the left) is seen here at a tree planting ceremony in April 2022 at a school in the Brazilian community of Alter do Chão. Smestad and his partners have been working with the Indigenous Borari to replant trees at a local tourism destination. Photo: Submitted

Come support ACRAA Brazil, an agro-forestry project in Brazil, which is hosting a fundraiser garage sale Saturday.

ACRAA is a Brazilian non-governmental, non-profit environmental organization located in the Amazon region, state of Pará, village of Alter do Chão, Brazil.

Deforestation in Brazil has been soaring the last few years, particularly in the Amazonian state of Pará. ACRAA’s mission is to not only address deforestation and the efforts to mitigate climate change, but is also committed to the reduction of poverty in the local area. See for more information on this project.

The sale begins 8 a.m. at 1315 Kootenay St., in Nelson. Contact Thor Smestad if you have items for the sale at 250-777-1293.

Donations can also be made to

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