Ejido Verde is a social enterprise based in Michoacán that works with rural and indigenous communities to combat deforestation and foster economic growth through pine resin production.
Poco a Poco spent a month working with the Ejido Verde staff and living with indigenous communities to understand the region’s changing environmental and cultural landscapes. Poco a Poco produced original photo and video content to share the stories of Michoacán’s communities, forests, and resin refiners on behalf of Ejido Verde.
“We need to protect the environment: for our children and the future.”
- Veronica Camilla, Parcel Owner, Cherán Atzicurín
“We don’t need any more - we just need enough to eat and dress ourselves. That’s it. Our riches, they’re in the forest, here, in the mountains, in the lakes.”
- Rafael Díaz, Former Mayor and Resinero, Patamban