September marked the arrival of 6 new volunteers from Germany and France in Sicily. Most of them will stay for one year to contribute to our project on humus growth and environmental education with school children. They started by participating in several training sessions to increase their knowledge on local traditional agriculture and exchange new insights and ideas for carbon storage.
The president of Giacche Verdi Bronte, Gino Montagno, gave a lesson on hand sowing of a traditional oat-barley-sweetvetch mixture in order to cover and regenerate the soil.
The visit of the small humus farm “Biotica” (photo above) taught the young volunteers all about the production of humus by earthworms and enabled them to conduct their own experiments on earthworm growth and pass on this knowledge to school children.
To date, the Humus project team has hosted a total of 21 volunteers.
Humus per la Biosfera – Start of Soil Analysis
Humus per la Biosfera: Indoor Environmental Education for School Children
EUKI in German TV: Report on Young Volunteers and Students within the Project Humus per la Biosfera
Climate Action to the Table: Cycle of Conferences
Transforming Farm Subsidies to Prevent Climate Breakdown
EUKI Briefing: The State of Renewable Energies in the EU – Insights from Poland and Greece
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