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Keela Permaculture & Yoga Farm

“Forests can provide us with everything mankind needs while providing habitat for life, offsetting carbon and regenerating the planet.”
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Keela's Story

Working on a 1,000-year plan.

Our project consists of 18 hectares of land that was deforested by the Romans and since then has been degraded by agriculture and overgrazing. In addition, 7 years ago a large wildfire burnt and destroyed many trees including citrus, figs and plums.

Our mission is to reforest the land using different restoration and agroforestry techniques that we can showcase to farmers to try and encourage them to move to more regenerative systems. But we have to prove to them it works. So far we have examples of silvopastures and food forests planted over 2 hectares, each with a different type of design.

We like to be joined-up and long-term in our design process. Fire safety through using fire-resistant trees throughout the landscape is essential. We also want livestock to be integrated so as to keep the grasses and low hanging branches down to prevent the spread of wildfire.

Our trees must have potential crop value so that the forest isn't removed again for monoculture in future generations. The highest value crops are slow-growing and cannot be harvested in our lifetime but someone has to start these. These happen to also be the best trees for offsetting carbon.

We want to ensure permanent land regeneration and self-replication by having a 1,000-year plan for reforestation so that if the land is abandoned again it won't be taken over by invasive plants. Will you join us on this journey?

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A project with a specific focus on agroforesty that spreads the word through running courses and hosting volunteers.

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