A STUDENT INITIATIVE WITH A HUGE IMPACT
When I visited Lisbon, it was the first place where I found actually healthy soil.
The forest garden of hortaFCUL, the student initiative that started 10 years ago is an truly inspiring project. Led and run by students the forest like gardens behind the university are bearing a huge biodiversity in plants and insects alike, while at the same time the fluctuation group of students is composting all the organic waste of the university in their composts, creating healthy soil and using it in their gardens.
Mycelium decomposing wooden logs. A beautiful eco-system is waiting here for everyone interested to be discovered. Schools come here to visit, sometimes replicating this models then in their schools, and Permaculture practicioners from all the globe. This is connection hub for the regenerative movement.