Join us this coming February for the Introduction to Ecosystem Restoration in-person training at Earth Connection Center Biological Reserve in Mexico!
This brand-new, 6-day practical workshop has been designed to help you physically put into practice what you have learned on the online course, while also giving you the chance to create a restoration plan for a small plot of land on site.
Earth Connection Center is located on 39 hectares of dry tropical forest on the Yucatán Peninsula. Mexico is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world and this Ecosystem Restoration Community is working to bring an abundance of life back to the area with extensive planting of native species. They’re also experimenting with various forms of agroecology, with the creation of a food forest, and other regenerative food-growing methods.
You’ll be hosted by founder Paul and his wife Sophia as they pass their knowledge on to you, teaching you additional techniques, tips and tricks as you work the land together. They will take you through all the steps required to run a scalable ecosystem restoration project, covering topics such as:
- Doing a site assessment of a reference ecosystem
- Collecting soil samples and other data to assess site health
- Practicing species identification skills
- Learning tree and plant nursery skills
- Creating habitat structures to increase biodiversity
- And developing a restoration plan on a real site
We’ll also look at things like how to eliminate the negative impacts that are degrading an ecosystem, and how to raise funds for restoration work and involve the local community.
This experience is going to give you the confidence, connections and know-how to take your theoretical knowledge from the online course out into the world.