The Ecosystem Restoration Camps movement is emerging, and in this episode we visit a pilot camp in the Altiplano of southern Spain, to hear from the resident restoration volunteers and the land owner, Alfonso Chico de Guzman, cofounder of the AlVeAl initiative.
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
As Alfonso mentions, 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
Alfonso showing me on of the many construction projects on the land
Jo serenading while Kirsten takes her turn preparing dinner
Some green popping up at the restoration camp site where earthworks have collected some precious rainwater.
Alfonso and his father and brother standing near one of the ruins on their land
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)