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Arboretum Marbella
Arboretum Marbella
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Finca El Trapiche s/n, Marbella, Málaga, ES
951 137 210
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Annette van Vuuren Eduardo Ramos Azcutia Guido Knibbe Nicolás Gemio Sophia Oakes Tanjalee Kuhl Vaughn Cross
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Arboretum Marbella

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Urban, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz

Project Summary

Arboretum Marbella is a charity which is creating a people’s forest in Marbella made up of native species to the region of Malaga including trees, shrubs, grasses and vines. This forest is being planted using the concept of permaculture and is sustainable and organic. It is also playing an important role in protecting some of the native species of the region which are being endangered such as the Andalusian Cork Oak. As well as creating a beautiful public park on deserted scrub land, an important part of the project is to educate people on the environment, trees and sustainable land management.

Project Description

Arboretum Marbella is a conservation park for native species, eco-friendly allotments and other spaces that inspire development and encourage a more eco-friendly consciousness and a more sustainable life, through permaculture. It is located just a few minutes’ drive from the beautiful and cosmopolitan town of Marbella and its famous beaches. There are a number of goals for Arboretum: 1. To create a green space in Marbella which will benefit the environment, promote citizenship and boost tourism. 2. To educate the local population about the environment through workshops, classes and regular open days where kids and adults can get involved whilst learning all about trees, the environment and sustainable land management. 3. Preserve local species by having 131 native species planted in this area 4. Generate green jobs by training the unemployed to become skilled in this area 5. Add another dimension to the tourist offering of Marbella by adding this ecological park and promoting eco-tourism abroad 6. Educate the community about organic food and enjoying seasonal, native produce This project will cost a total of 1.8 million Euros over 5 years and relies entirely on support from businesses and individuals. It requires sponsors, supporters and volunteers. Contact us to see how you can get involved.


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