The goal of the week is to clean, repair and expand the 80 m2 synergistic vegetable garden with new raised beds, the garden at the moment has three rectangular, long and narrow beds.
Before and during the work, explanations will be provided on what is to be done and why, introducing basic notions of synergistic and biodynamic agriculture. Questions and contributions from participants will be welcome throughout the time.
Below is the rough program of each of the days. The program subject to minor variations.
Monday, March 5: Arrivals
presentation of the farm and of the work project, presentation of the participants followed by dinner eaten together - any food contribution is welcome!
Tuesday: introduction to the use of biodynamic preparations in agriculture (500), the importance of design,
Wednesday: the role of aromatics and flowers in the garden
Thursday: design: the association and the role of the Moon on the growth of vegetables. Leafy vegetables.
Friday: agricultural rotation and the importance of green manure. Flowering vegetables.
Saturday: fruit vegetables. Introduction to the use of biodynamic preparations in agriculture part two (501)
From Tuesday to Saturday, the theoretical part will be accompanied by the cleaning and refurbishment of the three existing beds and the irrigation and preparation of the new raised bed.
Sunday: root vegetables. Again on the 500 and on the life of the soil. Conclusion: the soil is an organism.
The course will be held by Giorgia Rossi
From the Facebook page Amatrice 2.00 - the sun after the storm - updates keep arriving on the progress of aid.
A farmer with cattle has been helped by our volunteers and now has a new barn and soon will also have stalls for the animals, we have delivered the straw, which was not easy and we also spoke to the son who will help us in the operation ‘SOS agricoltori di Amatrice 2.0’.
to keep up to date
for information on possible contributions - also on helping actually on site - call or write to Roberto Salustri
Roberto Salustri, coordinator of the Amatrice 2.0 inizitive - the sun after the storm, has informed me that he is organizing a group of volunteers for a shift in Amatrice and surroundings the 3 and 4 December.
Anyone wishing more information may contact him directly https://amatriceduepuntozero.wordpress.com/partecipare/
People who are willing to help out will be educated and trained for their own and others' safety.
Other friends and associates are mobilizing to deliver hay in the area or to help members and non-members to recall the practicability of their homes. It would be useful to find hay (and straw) in areas as close as possible to the affected areas to avoid wasting resources in long-haul transport.
There has been useful information on caravans or campers that can be made available for those who cannot sleep in a house whilst waiting to provide accommodation in housing units.
AMATRICE 2.0 - IL SOLE DOPO LA TEMPESTA (THE SUN AFTER THE STORM)
Project for the support of local communities using Transition Town and permaculture methods. For an ecological rebirth of and solidarity for the areas affected by the earthquake in Amatrice and surrounding area.