"COMMITMENT TO LIFE HAS MADE US GROW AS A FAMILY”"
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“We arose from fire and from ashes we are creating life”

Logo Reforest Accion

Who are we?

Reforest-Acción is a non-profit organization; it was created in 2015 as a response to the bush fire that burnt 8600 hectares in Sierra de Gata, Extremadura, Spain.

We are an International Volunteer Group, who is committed to Nature restoration and a healthy life style.

Our mission is to support the conscious development of a society that values and cares for the natural environment that supports us. We believe we are capable of living in harmony with Nature. Yet taking on account the responsibility for its degradation, we do our best to restore the abundance and diversity of the Planet.

Our actions are self-managed; we collaborate with local administrations but do not depend financially on them. The government of Extremadura gives us permits, materials and plants from their nurseries.

We finance our actions with Private Donations which are used in the most efficient way.

What do we do?

Our work is to sow social awareness through Action. We do Natural Forests restoration Works, thus building more diverse and fire resistant landscapes.

We are aware that the key to restoring natural balance is to restore our own balance, as living beings, as societies and as part of the magnificent living entity that Planet Earth is.

The ceremony of planting a tree and getting your hands in the earth is an act of connection, connection with another being and with the memory of Life that we must recover in order to remember who we are.

We work planting trees and sowing seeds. Bringing back diversity, awareness and facilitating personal-growth experiences through taking care of Nature.

“SEEDS ARE THE REAL ECONOMY”

And therefore our focus is to restore the soil seed bank.

We collect, extract and disseminate seeds in the four directions

The Mediterranean climate we normally work with makes us walk always on the edge of survival, due to extremely hot conditions and lack of rain during the increasingly long Iberian summers. This pushes us to do things with much zeal and dedication.

We plant in the most efficient way according to our experience. We make a pit around each tree to allow for efficient rain catching, and mulch around it to prevent water loss. We also protect trees with guards, thus generating a microclimate around the tree which stimulates their growth.

We attend to the needs of each species choosing the most adequate microclimates for each of the 35 autochthonous species we are currently working with.

THE ONLY JOB NATURE WANTS FROM US IS TO SPREAD SEEDS, THE MOST HUMBLE AND POWERFULL ACCION THAT LIFE OFFERS US.

And our work rests on this statement.

51.000

PLANTED TREES

650.000

SEEDED BELLS

45.200.000

OTHER SEEDS SEEDED

320

REFORESTED HECTARES

LIVING TREES RESULTS

180.000-200.000

WE KEEP ON WORKING AND DEVELOPING EFFICIENT AND LOW COST TECHNIQUES

“Becouse as squirrels say…in order to plant…
EARTH, HANDS and SEEDS”

1100

PARTICIPATING VOLUNTEERS

41

NATIONALITIES

AKNOLEDGEMENTS

We are infinitely grateful to the Villasbuenas de Gata Council for their constant support from the first moment of this initiative.

Thanks to all the Reforest-Acción Family, hundreds of volunteers which make this possible.

Sponsors

Colaborators

Ayuntamiento de Villasbuenas de Gata / Ayuntamiento de Acebo / Parque Cultural Sierra de Gata / Servicio Forestal de la Junta de Extremadura / Viveros de la Junta de Extremadura / Universidad de Extremadura / Proyecto Mosaico / ARBA / Amigos del Tejo / Canal Extremadura Radio y Televisión / El Periódico de Extremadura

Do you want to join the volunteer team?

Write us!