Skip to main content


Global Activism: Community Development & Sustainable Farming

Each Thursday, in our Global Activism series, we hear about an individual who's decided to work to make the world a better place.

Silvia Barretto is the owner of Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza – a coffee farm in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil

She's found a way to combine community development with sustainable agriculture on her farm.  

Silvia is originally from Brazil, but she now lives in the Chicagoland area.

She leads trips down to her farm to promote her sustainability and community development work through her organization Organic Retreats.

Silvia Barretto told Jerome about the history of Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza.

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.