#1 Ecosystem Restoration Camps, An Idea Takes Root


The Ecosystem Restoration Camps movement has begun with the pilot camp in the Altiplano of southern Spain.  In this episode we visit the camp to hear from the resident restoration volunteers and the land owner, Alfonso Chico de Guzman, cofounder of the AlVeAl initiative.

Links:

Find out more and become a supporting member of the Ecosystem Restoration Camps at ecosystemrestorationcamps.org

You can find scholarly work and films of John Liu at knaw.academia.edu/JohnDLiu

Learn more about AlVelAl and the Commonland foundation at alvelal.net and commonland.com

At ecosia.com you can set up Ecosia as your search engine where your searches pay for trees for restoration projects around the world.

The banjo bird jam in the intro and outro was recorded in the woods by nature artist Michael DiGiorgio.  If you’d like to order a CD of this album he says to email him at the contact on his website,  mdigiorgio.com

You can find more of Jo’s acoustic music at soundcloud.com/jo-graham-denham

You can find more of Ides’ experimental electronic music at soundcloud.com/foundlingx

Resident volunteers in a phone meeting with an expert consultant Resident volunteers in a phone meeting with an expert consultant

Alfonso showing me a construction project Alfonso showing me on of the many construction projects on the land

Jo serenading while Kirsten prepares dinner Jo serenading while Kirsten takes her turn preparing dinner

Some green popping up where the earthworks have collected precious rainwater Some green popping up at the restoration camp site where earthworks have collected some precious rainwater.

Alfonso and his father and brother standing near some of the ruins on their family land Alfonso and his father and brother standing near one of the ruins on their land

La Muela, where the ecosystem restoration camp was helping Alvelal in the planting of 50,000 trees donated by Ecosia La Muela, the mountain nearby where ecosystem restoration camp volunteers were helping Alvelal to plant 50,000 trees donated by Ecosia (You can’t see the new trees yet)

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