Monday, 19 November 2012

Collecting seeds in Pico Bartolomeu with many participants

It took place last Saturday, November 10, in Pico Bartolomeu, another activity of collecting seeds. This activity was organized by SPEA within the activities of the Priolo's Environmental Center and the Sustainable Laurel Life Project, and was attended by 25 participants, who gathered throughout the morning seeds for the production of native and endemic plants in the greenhouse of the Laurel Life Project.

Collecting seeds is extremely important to the recovery of the Laurel Forest. The project's greenhouse produces native and endemic plants which are then planted in the intervention areas for the removal of invasive alien species in the SPA Pico da Vara / Ribeira do Guilherme, and this is only possible with the annual collection of seeds of various species of the flora of the Azores that will be treated and then planted to germinate.

On Saturday morning, the 25 participants, including a group of Scouts Explorers group 720 of Nordeste and a group of seven friends, that after meeting in the Priolo's Environmental Center, in Forest Park of Cancela do Cinzeiro, went to Pico Bartolomeu, where with the help of the SPEA technicians could collect seeds of native plants that are found there.

The last stop was in the greenhouse project, located on the main road of Lomba do Loução , Povoação, where all participants were able to see firsthand the results of seed last year and got to know a little more about running a nursery and the work required for the plants to grow strong!

Thanks to everyone for participating!

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