Our experimental eco-garden: “LA GÜERTA AR MUNDO”, is a refuge of biodiversity in the heart of the Huerta de Murcia.
It is a 4,400 m² plot located in Orilla del Azarbe (Santomera, Murcia). In February 2011 we obtained the transfer of this land and we found ourselves with a semi-abandoned plot, the land depleted and with little life inside. We named it “LA GÜERTA AR MUNDO” because we wanted to turn the situation around and turn it into a green and pleasant place, full of biodiversity and opportunities…and from which to travel!
Thanks to the funds received in a project approved as a youth initiative of the Youth in Action program (current Erasmus +) plus our own effort and savings, we managed to buy the tools, fertilisers, seeds and trees necessary to revive that corner of the Huerta and turn it into in a bioclimatic refuge for flora and fauna.
We have been advancing to contribute to improving our mother earth, to keep her away from pesticides, transgenics and agro-criminals who see the earth only as a means to enrich themselves and not as a mother to love.
Since then we have been cultivating the land cooperatively, using native species and organic fertilisers. Currently it has become an experimentation centre, with 247 trees of native varieties, as well as a wide variety of aromatic plants and vegetable cultivation for self-consumption. It is also an intergenerational meeting point where we learn between young and old about how to enjoy and care for the earth.