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"We want to fix the world, at least a small part of it."

For years we have had the desire to do something meaningful with our time, money and energy. Because we are primarily concerned with the welfare of the earth, we want to do something for it. A few years ago we saw a documentary about desertification in Spain and the idea for planting a food forest arose.

The further south the more desertification, however, we want to start at a place that can be reached by train or car from the Netherlands hence we want to investigate whether the area between Gasteiz and Egino is an option, for example around the Araia station.

A food forest is a collection of trees, perennials and shrubs that support each other and are partly edible. It ensures more biodiversity, better water management and lower temperatures. The implementation has many options and combinations. We want to cooperate with the residents and the local community.

Depending on what is needed, we can create a romantic food forest for educational purposes or as a picking garden for residents. We can focus more on production so that it yields food for local restaurants or markets. We can focus on tourism with tiny houses or combine it with generating energy. By creating an open space courses can be given such as yoga retreats. And there are many more options that we would like to explore together with residents and the local government. Our only conditions are: that trees are the basis, that the planting consists of several layers and that it has a size of approximately 10 ha. 

 


 

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