We had the opportunity to meet international film-maker John D. Liu at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco and learn about his vision for a global network of Ecosystem Restoration Cooperatives and Camps. Not unlike WWOOFing, these camps of multi-national volunteers provide an avenue to rebuild soil organic matter, restore local watersheds and recover biodiversity all while having fun in a cooperative, multi-age setting.
The successful regeneration of China’s Loess Plateau, Jordan’s Royal Botanic Garden and Rwanda’s highlands, provide evidence that highly degraded landscapes can indeed be restored at scale! The first Ecosystem Restoration Camp is being set up in the Spanish Altiplano region. The camp is being developed to support the work of the local Alvelal Association who is working with the Commonland Foundation on regenerative agriculture and large-scale ecosystem restoration.
Find out how you can get involved here.