SEEDS 051. Revegetation in the South of Iceland
Many areas in Iceland have undergone extensive deforestation and consequently vegetation degradation and soil erosion since the beginning of human settlement in the ninth century. Up to half of the original vegetation may have been destroyed, because of the overexploitation through wood cutting and overgrazing.
The main aim of this camp was to aid in the improvement of this situation. We fertilized certain areas with horse manure to enable moss growth and measured the growth of the trees planted few months ago. As almost all the participants were Belgium, we also practised making the waffles!
Jerca Koren, Camp Leader
SEEDS 051. Revegetation in the South of Iceland held between 22.06 - 06.07