Camp Altiplano – La Junquera, Murcia, Spain

Located in the dry highlands of Murcia, Spain, is Camp Altiplano. It is the first ecosystem restoration camp from the organisation Ecosystem Restoration Foundation and together with the help of volunteers they are trying to restore the ecosystem through, amongst others, water management practices, soil improvement and reforestation actions. I volunteered there for several months and this is what I saw.

One of the things that struck me the most at Altiplano was how good that communal way of living felt to me. Except my bed, almost everything else was shared. We would eat together, work together, spend almost every second of our waking lives together, and that was totally fine. Most of the time was spent outside, planting trees, making compost, seedbombs, as well as more relaxing endeavours. Time would move differently there, taken away from the daily urban stresses we so thoughtlessly submit ourselves to.

Here there are images of the people, animals, plants and environments which became so dear to me at that time.