Cluj Waldorf school youth learn about ALPA

In the words of American environmentalist and author Paul Hawken: “The constant focus on the problem doesn’t solve the problem”. That came to a collective realisation in a recent very inspiring discussion that our organisation had with more than a dozen teenagers from the Cluj-Napoca Waldorf school. During their alternative school week from the end of May they chose to volunteer and learn about agroecology and regenerative farming at Provision Transylvania – a living and learning center based in our village, Alunisu.

With all the rich program where they learned about the importance of local food and practiced caring for the land, one afternoon was dedicated to get immersed into the solutions over land stewardship proposed by ALPA. They enjoyed viewing the Land for Life documentary where they found out about our vision and mission and even engaged into a lively follow-up discussion about the pathways that ALPA lays down to facilitate access to land for future farmers in our bioregion.

We were up for the challenge to explain them about the importance of responsible collective land stewardship and listen to their ideas about how youth could be more involved as future farmers in access to land initiatives like ALPA. We are convinced that as humanity we need need a strong re-connection with the land to become good caretakers of our natural environment. This has to start at an early age and as these brilliant youth proved us, it makes all the difference! Their understanding, fascination and engaging ideas about land offer us a lot of hope for the future. Yes, focusing on youth, we focus on the solutions and ALPA has in its core preoccupation to elevate their ideas around regenerative farming and provide them a foundation: land for Life.

2024-06-20T11:33:29+00:00By |BIOREGIONAL REGENERATION, NEWS|

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