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.
11 days to event start
Penarroya de Tastavins,
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with gift aid: £190.00
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