Nature does not plant trees...
it sows seeds.

At Semillistas we are dedicated to restore the Mediterranean forest through ecosocial design. We use innovative methods of direct sowing with improved seeds, instead of traditional tree planting.

We want to make the Mediterranean green again and help other people and organizations to do the same in their territories.

Our way of doing

We take care of our land

We halt desertification and climate change, with reforestation and regeneration of land eroded by fire and human action. We promote biodiversity.

We take care of our health

We promote physical and mental health of the local population, as it is indissociable from environmental health. We implement internal mechanisms that promote health at work and in labour relations.

We take care of our rural community

We create new economic opportunities, enriching and taking care of our natural heritage sustainably and respectfully. We promote a participatory and resilient society. We educate towards valuing and conserving the natural heritage, promoting land stewardship and its re-appropriation.

We take care of our knowledge

We publish the results of our research and development on a free and non-profit basis. No patents or copyrights.

"By taking care of us, we take care of the planet."

Our projects

SIEMBRABOSQUES

We are carrying out a comprehensive regeneration pilot project that unites the reforestation of the Sierra Lujar forests, with citizen participation and health care for the surrounding local communities.

SEEDLAB

We have created the only laboratory in Spain for the study of forest seed biotechnology. In the methodology we are creating, we combine the observation of natural regeneration processes with academic knowledge of seed technologies (priming & pelleting).

SEED2SEED

We are currently starting a project to disseminate and replicate our methodology on a peninsular scale, inviting sister groups and initiatives to walk together.

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Although there is still soil loss, there is also a good regeneration (average) Some areas have more vegetation than others. There is still an area where nothing is growing, perhaps due to the soil being washed away by the sporadic rains. The "resprouting" species (esparto grass, mastic, junipers, kermes oaks...) are growing well from the roots.
Last weekend we took part in several events with the Semillistas stand. Lizzie, Audrey and Chloe were at the Sulayr Festival in Pampaneira. Patri and Sergio were with the Semillistas stand at the Enraizarte permaculture festival in Peñascosa, Albacete.

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TreeNation
TreeNation
Plant for the Planet
Plant for the Planet

Partners

Ayuntamiento de Órgiva
Ayuntamiento de Órgiva
ONG Rainforestrising
ONG Rainforestrising
Sol y Tierra
Sol y Tierra
Frectaris Web Design
Frectaris Web Design
Abuela Illi Chocolates
Abuela Illi Chocolates
NgalSo Tsering Jong
NgalSo Tsering Jong
Asoc. SiembraNevada
Asoc. SiembraNevada
Asoc. Aguabosque
Asoc. Aguabosque
Sunseed Desert Technology
Sunseed Desert Technology
Fundación Tierra Pura
Fundación Tierra Pura
Alvelal
Alvelal
Ecosystem Restoration Camps Altiplano
Ecosystem Restoration Camps Altiplano
Ecolucion
Ecolucion
ARBA Cartagena
ARBA Cartagena
Asoc. Reforesta
Asoc. Reforesta
Senda Nativa
Senda Nativa
Vivero Comunitario de Quentar
Vivero Comunitario de Quentar
Festival Sulayr Pampaneira
Festival Sulayr Pampaneira
UGR Solidaria
UGR Solidaria
PVG
PVG
Cooperativa Estraperlo
Cooperativa Estraperlo
Asoc. Vecin@s de Bayacas
Asoc. Vecin@s de Bayacas
Plataforma Plantando Semillas Guajares y Valle de Lecrin
Plataforma Plantando Semillas Guajares y Valle de Lecrin
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