What is “restoration camping”, and how do we occupy and develop a campsite so that it serves the needs of volunteers and becomes part of the restoration of the landscape?

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 […]
June 24, 2017

What does dance have to do with restoration?

Before arriving here at La Junquera, the first ecosystem restoration camp here in Spain I had the opportunity to spend some time with dancer Vitoria Kotsalou and choreographer Michael Klein, in Athens, Greece. Their work focuses on the somatic expressions […]
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 […]
June 15, 2017
Paella altiplano camp

Why are we mixing food production and restoration?

What does a flock of chickens have to do with ecological restoration?  People working on restoration of ecosystems may find it strange that the early stages of restoration camping are focused on food production as much as biodiversity or ecosystems.  […]