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Terracing

Have you ever climbed up Penarroya rock and seen how high the terraces extend? All the retaining walls built by hand maybe centuries ago, and maintained by succeeding generations. But people gradually left for the towns, farmhouses fell into disrepair and younger generations are not motivated to move back because of the hard labour involved. Those of you who...

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£2,300.00

Target
£3,200.00

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Terracing

Have you ever climbed up Penarroya rock and seen how high the terraces extend? All the retaining walls built by hand maybe centuries ago, and maintained by succeeding generations. But people gradually left for the towns, farmhouses fell into disrepair and younger generations are not motivated to move back because of the hard labour involved.
Those of you who have been on retreat at Akashavana will have noticed the terraces eroding. Lack of ongoing maintenance and unusually heavy rain at times have caused the retaining walls to crumble and the terraces to collapse.
We have  been exploring options with some local builders, who still have the skills to build terrace walls in the traditional way, and two terraces have been prioritised for initial maintenance or re-building in November of this year at a cost of €3600
We have calculated that building 1 square metre of terracing costs approximately €500 and a large stone within that square metre €20.
PLEASE fund a section of wall or a stone, this will enable us to continue this work honouring our stewardship of the land over the next years.









 

Event date

01-November-2017 - 
30-November-2017

Event type

Donations

Event already started

Location

Akashavana,
Penarroya de Tastavins,
44586,
SPAIN

Event Contact

Key contact
Acalavajri
Telephone
978090263
Email address
community@akashavana.org

Activity log

Donation by Dayapakshini
on 11/11/2017
my donation equals what I earned today - I would have been delighted if I could have worked on the walls for that day - maybe one day in the future I will. with metta to you all
Donation by Pam Dunnett
on 03/11/2017
£ 100.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Jules
on 03/11/2017
£ 25.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Jane Garratt
on 02/11/2017
£ 20.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Kalyanatara
on 02/11/2017
£ 50.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
I believe the terracing should be starting soon -hope you are all well - love Sunetri xx
Donation by Sunetri
on 01/11/2017
£ 150.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 31/10/2017
£ 50.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
as ever thanks to all of you for how you practice and contribute.
Donation by satyamuni
on 31/10/2017
£ 50.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 15/10/2017
£ 30.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 15/10/2017
£ 50.00
£ 0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £685.00
Direct donations:(offline) £1,615.00
Total Raised: £2,300.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£2,300.00

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