Recent updates from Camp Altiplano

June 10, 2018

Composting at Camp Altiplano

The glowing rays of the dawn steal through the window. Between our beds, a roommate is quietly doing her yoga, saluting the rising of the sun. I lie there for a minute, before tugging myself out of bed and turning […]
April 11, 2018

#LetsRestore: Funding Report

Ecosystem Restoration Camp’s first ever crowdfunding campaign, #LetsRestore, galvanised momentum across the world to crowdsource funding for ecosystem restoration. Our aim was to raise 55,000 euros to undertake the initial processes needed to restore the land and continue to build […]
March 13, 2018

Construction at Camp Altiplano: An Account

It’s six in the morning. I woke up to the sound of the wind slamming the bathroom door. The window doesn’t close, so with heavy wind the door becomes its plaything. My first thought on waking up is the yurt […]
December 14, 2017

Camp Altiplano Volunteer Experience

A week has passed since my adventure in La Muela, an impressive mountain in the south of Spain, near Veléz-Blanco. For three weeks I participated in a reforestation project that was co-organized by Ecosystem Restoration Camps (ERC) and Alvelal while […]
November 6, 2017

Experiencing a Healthy Ecosystem in the Spanish Altiplano

I have been in the remote area of the Murcian Altiplano for two months. It has been a life changing experience, living in an area so degraded. Every day the sheep walk past our bedroom window, followed closely by a […]
September 13, 2017

Arriving at Camp: First Impressions

During my first day at the first Ecosystem Restoration Camp in the Altiplano of Murcia, Spain, I spent a lot of it open-mouthed. I am in awe of the beauty of the place, despite how painfully noticeable the degradation is. […]
July 3, 2017
Camper weeding at camp altiplano,an Ecosystem Restoration Camp

The Joy of Weeding

I like weeding. It gives you a chance to get up close and personal with your plants, see how they’re doing, which ones are growing well and which aren’t, and also to reflect, both on your immediate surroundings, and life […]
June 19, 2017

Playing with mud

While planting a wisteria by the chicken coup with Adam and Ricardo, I witnessed micro erosion event take place. The wisteria was planted inside a circular dam and while filling it with water a portion of the wall collapsed followed […]
March 30, 2017
Stone house by the campsite

Landing in Spain

I arrived with Pablo Pro, a very accomplished artist, and a huge pile of equipment at Alfonso Chico de Guzman’s farm on the first day of Spring. It is exciting to see the potential for restoration that the area has and to meet the local population.