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Magnus Lucus: the return of forest ecosystems in southern Italy

Magnus Lucus: the return of forest ecosystems in southern Italy

Magnus Lucus, or sacred wood, is an ecological restoration project of impoverished land subject to environmental degradation in southern Italy. At the helm of the initiative is the Rocciaviva association, which thanks to the collaboration of Plant for the Planet and Ecosystem Restoration Camps dreams of creating a green belt that winds between Basilicata, Puglia and Calabria.

The action of earthworms on the vitality of soil and plants

The action of earthworms on the vitality of soil and plants

Earthworms perform a physical and organic action in the soil. What are earthworms for? Why are they so important that they were already mentioned a hundred years ago during the first biodynamic agriculture course? Earthworms perform a physical and organic action in...

Erika and family are looking for collaborators

Erika and family are looking for collaborators

We often read of people who have decided to completely change their lives, to move away from the cities. Some have already done so, others are still undecided, but are looking for experiences to clear their ideas. In this short period of slowdown in activities, we would like to try to find people interested in our project

Why do we need more organic farming?

Enlightening report by Paolo Bàrberi,Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, and Agroecology Europe - AIDA, to be seen carefully! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ztBkCVaYMY

Armonie Animali offers an innovative course

Armonie Animali offers an innovative course

Permaculture design with a particular eye to economic sustainability. We are happy to share the presentation of the permaculture design course that Armonie Animali has designed for farmers. Thus the collaboration agreement envisaged during the General Assembly in Fano...

Autumn Sowing Campaign 2022

Autumn Sowing Campaign 2022

The ‘Coltiviamo la diversità! (Let’s cultivate diversity!)’ sowing campaign is a collective and transversal knowledge and skills pathway, not secondary to the increasing seed supply in the territory.

European WWOOF Coordinators’ Meeting

European WWOOF Coordinators’ Meeting

Between the 6th and 9th of October, the European WWOOF Coordinators' Meeting was held in Denmark. There were national coordinators representing several European countries: France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and some...

Italia Pro Glyphosate?

Italia Pro Glyphosate?

“Italy’s vote in favor of the extension is a resounding change of course from the vote against it in 2017 and comes at a time when we await the inauguration of the new government, which will have to demonstrate its commitment to the ecological transition of our agriculture,” emphasize the Associations of the #CambiamoAgricoltura Coalition, which urged against extending the authorization of glyphosate until the end of 2023.

Agricultural and Agro-ecological Convergence

Agricultural and Agro-ecological Convergence

this appeal/document for the October 22 demonstration in bologna could be the beginning of many other rallies and the basis for a common project that could sustain the anti-systemic practices of a substantial part of our human consortium.

 Agroforestry course and training project

"We want to contribute both from a technical as well as a from a territorial perspective towards the goal of planting a trillion trees in a few years, in order to have some hope of reversing the climate crisis. Agroforestry could be of...

Firenze 2002 – 2022

Firenze 2002 – 2022

After twenty years, the European Social Forum is back again a rich programme of autonomous meetings, two days dedicated to the plenary assembly: Where Europe is going Join us from 10 to 13 November Twenty years after the first European Social Forum, 2022-Firenze wants...

The Tale of Bosco Fontana

The Tale of Bosco Fontana

The Fondazione “life-long dream” has no dreams, only plans: “We recently had two meetings in the villages, the central topics being the regulating of tree cutting in the forest and the restoration of the former Cerisola e Rocca school, which through targeted calls for proposals could become not only the foundation’s headquarters but also jointly managed with the University of Genoa.”

Contaminated by Pesticides

Contaminated by Pesticides

It is important that a nationwide survey of pesticide contamination in people and in soil on farmland be carried out as soon as possible, in addition to the analyses already conducted for synthetic chemicals in food and water,” the Associations stress. Italy is one of the leading European countries, along with Spain, France and Germany in terms of pesticide consumption. Together they cover 75% percent of pesticides sold in the European Union, Spain is the first country for pesticide consumption, followed in order by Italy, France and Germany.

Dambe Sound SOS Rosarno

Dambe Sound SOS Rosarno

This short story stems from my long-standing desire to go to Calabria, to see the Gioia Tauro Plain, to get to know the places and the people behind the boxes of oranges that arrive in Senigallia and that smell of dignity, of resilient and courageous work for change.