IWC - Planting the Rain
Description: Help us create and caretake new forests in areas damaged by human activity and wildfires in Portugal. Together, we will plant the rain - shaping the landscape, feeding the soil, and acting to prevent fire, so that young forests can survive the hot summers and offer shade, water, and natural spaces to future generations of people and wildlife.
Type of Work: Preparing for reforestation: Working on an ecologically degraded area, we will use techniques for soil and water management to create conditions in which trees can survive. We will start a tree nursery, and start planting local species in a few places where watering is possible. Fire Prevention: We will decrease risk of fire in a young native oak woodland, protecting and watering young trees, cleaning out dead branches, preparing for new plantations, and making signs with information about the reforested areas. Event Support: We will help the association with the Open Day and Pizza Night events that will be happening during the Work Camp, by preparing spaces for the events, making crafts from natural materials (wool, willow, cork, wood) for the reforestation fundraiser, etc
Accommodation: Accommodation is in tents. Bring your own if you can, if you can’t the project will provide one. There are bathrooms and solar showers. The project will provide 5 meals per day (breakfast; Lunch; snack; dinner; supper), Our food ethics is based on following sequence: healthy, local and organic.
Requirements: Participants are expected to: Participate with energy and creativity Join daily tasks Not bring pets, as our space is also for wildlife To avoid drugs, and restrain from too much smoking and excessive drinking (there is a designated smoking area) Practice self-care and communicate specific needs Have fun and share fully!
Approximate Location: Urbanização Quinta do Vale da Lama, Odiáxere, Lagos - Campo do Vale PND