Join us in Murcia, Spain for a week of farming, learning, and building community, with a focus on landscape restoration. This week-long farm experience is part of the Climate Farm School learning program.
About the Farm
La Junquera is a 1,100-hectare farm, based in one of the driest areas on the Iberian Peninsula. The farm has been working with regenerative practices and projects since 2015, and their work includes education, research, entrepreneurship, and ecosystem restoration. Alfonso Chico de Guzman, co-founder of La Junquera, took the decision to transform the land, implementing regenerative practices that were able to transform his arid lands into thriving fields. La Junquera is now considered a regional hub for regenerative ideas and their best practices are being transmitted to other farmers in the area.
Alfonso Chico de Guzmán is the co-founder of La Junquera. He moved to the town in 2012 and began making big changes by diversifying crops and implementing regenerative practices. His wife, Yanniek Schoonhaven, runs the Regeneration Academy and leads educational initiatives on the farm. Alfonso and Yanniek will integrate farm school participants into diversified farm life and activities.
Glimpses from the Farm
Prepare to get your hands dirty with a wide range of activities offered at the farm.
Farming and agroforestry
Food and cooking
Pricing and expected commitment
US $3000 – $3500 / 4 weeks
Hear from Climate Farm School Fellows
"There’s a whole world beneath our feet that must be understood and nurtured, because most of what we need in life comes from the soil, grown for us by farmers. When constantly faced with the looming effects of climate change it is the most refreshing feeling to meet people who are working towards the solution. Here on @lajunquera farm at the @regenerationacademy, we spent a week learning about Regenerative Farming with our hands, ears, eyes and noses. "
Sofia and Pablo
"In this course, we learned about the regenerative model, a model that proposes a paradigm shift in the current agricultural system and that involves the commitment and fight against the loss of biodiversity, climate change and desertification. Through small seminars, debates, and above all, visits to the field, one knows first-hand what day-to-day life is like in the field and how to make a living from the regenerative business. "
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