Reforestation and Permaculture in the Andalusian Desert

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Project visual Reforestation and Permaculture in the Andalusian Desert
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03/22/2020
End date
€1,256
Out of €1,000
126 %
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Reforestation and Permaculture in the Andalusian Desert

<p><em>&ldquo;The greenhouses of the Andalusian plains of Almer&iacute;a are home to the vegetable patch of Europe. On the steep hillsides bordering this plastic landscape, olive groves spread out. Six million tightly planted trees that have drained groundwater supplies. The region is drying up&hellip; Tomorrow, the desert? </em>&rdquo;. In the article T&eacute;l&eacute;rama &quot;La Vall&eacute;e Siphonn&eacute;e&quot;(https://www.telerama.fr/monde/et-si-landalousie-devenue-un-desert,n6257578.php), journalist Weronika Zarachowicz explains the urgency of the situation concerning water in the Sorbas in&nbsp;Andalusia. How to&nbsp;face this ecocide which does not seem to worry the local authorities?</p> <p>Fr&eacute;d&eacute;rique Edy, resident of Los ALias, decided not to wait any longer to take action. Helped by her permaculture training with Geoff Lawton, she took action with the help of young enthusiastic volunteers.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/642590/260bcf8f-6291-48a3-ac45-6910d0f784a8-1579519757.jpeg" width="100%" /></p> <p>The goal is to plant <strong>500 trees </strong>this year, and double that in the following years. The idea is to reforest the Cariatiz valley with local endemic species. This ecological approach aims to renew the groundwater in the valley. The lack of annual rain (200 millimeters per year) gives all the more importance to the three sources of the village: the only natural reservoir of underground water. The goal would be to<strong> recreate an autonomous ecosystem</strong>: flora, therefore fauna, and water. Ideally, this project will develop over the long term, and&nbsp;will be carried out each year in order to<strong> reforest the whole valley</strong>, tree&nbsp;by tree.</p> <h3><strong>Permaculture techniques:</strong></h3> <p>1. Earth quality analysis: the jar test</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/642665/IMG_9350-1579535459.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>2. Marking of key lines with a hand-made Egyptian level</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/642578/IMG_9306-1579517834.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>3. Creation of swales to retain rainwater with an Egyptian level</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/642591/IMG_9335-1579520407.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>4. Selection of endemic species</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/642584/IMG_9330-1579519086.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>5. Alternate planting of leafy and evergreen species</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/642585/IMG_9320-1579519154.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>6. Covering with stones, organic compost and mulching</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/642588/IMG_9314-1579519314.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>7. Putting up mounds along the swales to create shade</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/642589/IMG_9317-1579519468.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>8. And wait for the rain to come ...</p>

Allocation of funds

<p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/642577/IMG_9313-1579517789.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>- Trees: 500 trees the first year, 1000 the second year, 1500 the third</p> <p><strong>Tree species</strong>: Pistacea Lentiscus, Pistacea Terebintus, Quercus ilex, Prunus Dulcis, Olea Europaea, Tetraclinis articulata, Quercus Coccifera, Myrtus Conmunis, Pistacea Vera, Cercis Siquelastrum, Ramnus Alaternus, Cupressus Semperviverens</p> <p>- Tools: auger screw, Egyptian level</p> <p>- Backhoe and labor cost of a local farmer</p> <p>- Amendments: humus of earthworms, straw and animal manure from local producers</p> <p>- Hosting&nbsp;the volunteers: housing (annex to La Barquilla), heat and food -&nbsp;organic vegetables from a local and independent market gardener.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/642594/IMG_9315-1579520594.jpg" width="100%" /></p>

Rewards

Featured reward

A thousand thanks!

€50

  • 5 contributions
A wish ribbon will be hung on a tree in our oasis. Submit your wish in the commentary section of this page, and it will come true. You will also receive a reproduction of a watercolor of the region signed by the painter Thomas Neukrich.

A warm thank you!

€5

  • 5 contributions
Thanks to small donations, our project can come true!

A very warm thank you!

€15

  • 2 contributions
A wish ribbon will be hung on a tree in our oasis. Submit your wish in the commentary section of this page, and it will come true.

Many thanks!

€25

  • 7 contributions
You can "adopt a tree". Your name will be painted on a pebble, near the foot of your tree.

A million thanks!

€130

  • 2 contributions
You can “adopt a tree”. Your name will be painted on a pebble placed at the foot of your tree. You will also receive a reproduction of a watercolor of the region autographed by the painter Thomas Neukirch One liter of gourmet organic olive oil “Oro del desierto” (World Olive Oil Prize) from the Tabernas Desert, produced locally by Rafael Alonso Barrau: https://orodeldesierto.com/en/empresa/ will be delivered to your home.

Estimated delivery: April 2020

Tons of thanks!

€250

    You will receive an original watercolor of the region signed by the painter Thomas Neukirch. You will also receive a liter of gourmet organic olive oil “Oro del desierto” (World Olive Oil Prize) from the Tabernas Desert, produced locally by Rafael Alonso Barrau: https://orodeldesierto.com/en/ empresa /

    Estimated delivery: April 2020

    We are so grateful!

    €500

    Your enormous contribution makes it possible to develop the project on the long run. You will be received and accommodated for a week in the annex of La Barquilla (depending on its availability), a charming villa with swimming pool in the heart of the valley. The hosts will show you around the endangered eco-system of Rio Aguas and the beauties of the region.

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