Nelson, a young Honduran farmer and father of three, used to burn his land each year and used chemicals heavily, as he had learned from the older generation. Over time, he saw the health of his family and farm deteriorating, with decreasing harvests and increasing need for chemicals. With help from Sustainable Harvest International, Nelson started using natural fertilizers, crop rotation, and other techniques. With these changes, he now cultivates two acres of corn and beans, and a kitchen garden. He has planted over 9,500 shade, food, and timber trees−increasing earning potential for his family and supporting soil health. Now Nelson can provide for his family and know his land will continue to thrive for many years to come.