The 3C Social and Urban Agriculture Program Cultivating Climate and Community of Isla de Tercia-Sevilla continues to advance as planned. Located in the northern area of the Alamillo Park in Seville, it is managed by the Isla de Tercia Agroecology Association with which the Foundation has signed a collaboration agreement. It is a multifunctional space in which other associations of Seville are also involved for their landscape regeneration, through various reforestation campaigns.
A total of 13 activists have joined the initiative. In this case, the participation of two groups stands out: the Spanish Red Cross, through the Senior Area, and the Orchard Working Group of the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the University of Seville. Humana has given 2 plots to each of them, in which an average of between 6 and 8 people participate.
For the moment the introductory meetings on 3C have been carried out, which include the rules of operation, coexistence and use of space. In June the working groups will be constituted for the definition and distribution of community tasks once the activists have proceeded with the implementation of their respective plots. In addition, four field sessions have been organized around the following topics: parcelling the orchard, soil preparation work, installation of irrigation and crop planning, associations and rotations. As of May 15, the informative sessions and interviews were resumed to incorporate new activists.
As for more technical issues, the main irrigation system has already been installed for the 8 plots with which 3C Isla de Tercia has started. On the other hand, containers for tools and materials have been placed and the composting area has been enabled.
This 3C has the collaboration of the French company Air Liquide, which has contributed a total of 8,000 euros for the purchase of materials necessary for its implementation. With this there are already 10 orchards distributed in several municipalities of Catalonia, the Community of Madrid and Andalusia, in which more than 500 people are involved.