Camp Altiplano Restoration Report: Year One 2017-18

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Camp Altiplano Restoration Report: Year One 2017-18

We are pleased to share with you the Camp Altiplano Restoration Report: Year One 2017-18

The amazing team at Camp Altiplano has accomplished an incredible in amount in the camp’s first year of operation and restoration.  Read more in the detailed report below:

6 Comments

  • on page 4 you state : ” In such a situation one simply cannot start planting trees and hope for the best! “.

    In principle you are correct, however with the by Groasis develloped waterbox see : https://www.groasis.com/en/products/reforest-the-globe-with-efficient-water-use-and-a-high-survival-rate IT IS INCORRECT.

    • Scott Israel says:

      Hi Harry – thanks for the feedback!

      I’ve personally been following the groasis products and they look great! I would love to test them out, and also to use this technology in future Ecosystem Restoration Camps treeplanting projects.

      Do you have a connection to groasis? We would be interested to find opportunities to collaborate.

      • hs van trotsenburg says:

        I have hardly a relation with Peter Hoff, When you send me your e-mail address I ll send you his reply to your annual report, then you can simply reply yourself, he stated his “deep admiration”for your work …!

  • WHOOPS , i HAD A LITTLE TO TELL MORE : “WITH AN INVESTMENT” OF ABOUT 20 LITERS OF WATER( i COULDN’T FIND THE EXACT FIGURES) , THE BOX WILL LATER RECEIVE DEW…

  • I also understood you are working with compost tea.

    A possible alternative might be the dung preparation, as given by Rudolf Steiner now about a century ago.

    On large areas in Australia this worked out positive..
    You can read about this in the book “secrets of the soil” You can find this on internet on : http://avalonlibrary.net/ebooks/Peter%20Tompkins,%20Christopher%20Bird%20-%20Secrets%20of%20the%20Soil%201.pdf

    pages 49 / 70, chapter “Down under “

  • harry van Trotsenburg says:

    Reading your annual report already brought me to the above two points.

    For my last point I asked Ruud Hendriks, teacher Soil knowledge at https://warmonderhof.nl/ whether there is another way to break an plough-pan layer.

    he commented : although I completely understand why they did it mechanically, you can also do it by plants. ( this take more time.)
    You could use plants of the pioneer stage:
    ridderzuring / bitter dock (?)
    kweek /couch-grass (?) and
    Distels /thistle

    The average farmer is not amused when you tell him this.
    My idea is :
    But where the situation simply asks for eco system restoration, without the restrictions met at the Altiplano camp they could be planted together with trees?

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