Permaculture gives a toolkit for moving from a culture of fear and scarcity to one of love and abundance. It is a design method informed by ethics that mimics patterns and relationships in nature and applies them to all aspects of human habitation. By expanding, and improving our food forest, we want to inspire the local municipality, schools and private land owners to create productive agroforestry ecosystems that are beneficial for both people and nature, supporting biodiversity by preserving and propagating local species of plants and trees that are disappearing.
We want to raise awareness among the local community of farmers about alternative, natural and effective ways to take care of their crops, without having to use chemical and GMO products that damage irreversibly the genetic patrimony of this planet, killing ecosystems and biodiversity, enslaving farmers, weakening plants and offering an open door for dangerous bacteria such as Xylella that have been affecting thousands of olive trees in our area, putting families on their knees.
We are planning to offer several workshops related to these topics, such as: - Vermiculture composting, to quickly turn kitchen scraps and pruning into ultra fertile humus, inviting the local community to share their plant waste to create rich soil - Mycorrhiza systems, the internet of plants, a smart network of underground fungi that plays an important role in the soil biology and chemistry of sound ecosystems - Synergistic and biodynamic gardening, following moon cycles, building great soil, and planting diverse species that benefit from each other. - The art of plant propagation, seed exchange meetings to spread local varieties of plants and trees - How to build a pond and the benefits of aquatic ecosystems in your land.