Regeneration Academy – La Junquera Route to Discovery

La Junquera farm hosted a first open day on the 9th of February with the goal of presenting the regenerative projects that are being conducted by students from Regeneration Academy and to show the project at Altiplano Ecosystem Restoration Camp to those interested.

What inspired us most today is to learn from young people with different realities and new ideas about all these different projects, and to see how they create consciousness about the huge challenges imposed by the loss of fertile soil due to erosion, thereby contributing to awakening society’s curiosity.

– reflection of some of the visitors –

There was an amazing attendance of 67 people with a wide variety of visitors: younger and older visitors, farmers, agrarian consultants, students, teachers and a lot in between.

After the plenary welcome visitors embarked their first journey on the La Junquera route to discovery: a guided tour alongside the plots where several students from Regeneration Academy have been conducting experiments for their research projects. Themes that have been touched upon during the tour were dam building, swales and keylines as anti-erosion measures, groundcover around pistachio trees and aquatic life as indicators of water quality. After having enjoyed a marvelous lunch prepared by BioSegura with local organic products, visitors were guided around the Altiplano Ecosystem Restoration Camp.

More than just being an occasion where knowledge was exchanged one-sidedly with the visitors, the open day was an invitation to actively and interactively participate and be part of a collective learning journey. As such, visitors constructed a natural dam to slow down water speed, experienced the positive effects of swales and keylines as an answer to water induced erosion, conducted visual soil assessments to see the positive effects of groundcover, assessed water quality in the pond by means of indicator species and planted sixty almond trees.

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And stay tuned for our next event!

Author: Laura Bello Cartagena

February 18, 2019

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ALIMENTAR EL MAÑANA-BULLAS 15-FEBRERO-2019

Presentación de Documental y Proyecto en Bullas (Murcia)

http://delcampoalcole.org/presentacion-proyecto-bullas-murcia/

El viernes 15 de febrero presentamos el Proyecto de Impulso de Comedores Escolares Sostenibles y Saludables en Bullas. Sera en la Casa de la Cultura de Bullas (Murcia) de 15:45 a 17:30.

Proyectaremos el Documental “Alimentar el Mañana” y posteriormente a la proyección haremos una presentación del proyecto a cargo de:

  • Pablo Guillén. Representante de la Plataforma Padres y Madres por un Comedor Escolar Público en Bullas.
  • Andrés Muñoz Rico. Coordinador de Del Campo al Cole.
  • Jose María Egea. Catedrático de Botánica de la Universidad de Murcia.
  • Francisco Muñoz Reales. Ingeniero técnico agrícola. Presidente de la Asociación BioSegura.

Os adjuntamos Resumen Proyecto Impulso Comedores Escolares Sostenibles Bullas

Promo Documental “Alimentar el Mañana”

 

JORNADA DE PUERTAS ABIERTAS EN LA FINCA LA JUNQUERA – CARAVACA

Animaros a participar, en la misma finca nace el río Quípar, lo que le da un encanto especial. El espacio ha pasado de ser una cortijada en ruinas a ser un pequeño poblado con un campamento permanente, una academia para proyectos de investigación y varias viviendas familiares tradicionales. Aprenderemos mucho sobre regeneración de tierras, puesta en valor de nuestros recursos en las zonas del interior, aparte de disfrutar de un arrocico de verduras y unas migas ricas, ricas.