If you are interested in the nitty gritty of building a forest this is the right choice for you.
The main goal of this project is to collect and germinate seeds from native trees found in or nearby our current rewilding projects. This means that the genetic code of newly planted trees matches the specific conditions of the land. Ensuring that the ecosystems we build grow faster and more resilient because they are fully adapted to the conditions.
For this pilot project, we have a germination bay and large greenhouse in the foothills of the stunning Sintra region. Our aim is to establish and consolidate our seed sourcing and germination techniques to be used in our larger scale rewilding projects in the future.
The Outcomes from this project will include an open source guide on sourcing and germinating local seeds as well as larger wilder forests. The different levels of contribution are outlined in the second image.