Soil Care IIBuilding Communities with the Living Soil
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all ages welcome
in German/in English
Together with Valiana Aguilar and Ángel Kú from the Colectivo Suumil Móokt'aan, a partner organization of Spore in Yucatán, we exchange ideas about the importance of soil. What is our relationship to soil as a living organism? What role do millennia-old Indigenous forms of agriculture, such as milpa, play for climate and biodiversity? What are the effects of industrial agriculture and monocultures on soil life? What regenerative and agroecological approaches here and elsewhere are helping to preserve and revitalize soil communities? And how can we use compost and dry toilets to help build soil in the city?
These are some of the questions we will explore with you during the workshop. In addition to contributions from Suumil Móokt'aan and other experts, we will also get our hands dirty and work with the soil in the Spore Garden. We started to create the garden with the help of artist and gardener Mikhail Lylov last year. We focus on soil buildup, intercropping, biodiversity, and positive impacts for pollinators and birds. Every other Friday during the gardening season, we invite hands-on participation and exchange with experts and practitioners in the Spore Garden.
The collective Colectivo Suumil Móokt'aan is visiting Spore during April. It consists of a group of young people who live in Sinanché, a Maya community in Yucatán, and are building a collective learning space for the local community here in the form of a Solar Maya.