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Further Goals and Ideas for the Effective, Sustainable and Fast Cultivation of Surface Mining Landscapes

In this article, further approaches and ideas for naturalization, rehabilitation, cultivation and recultivation will be presented in relation to all responsible persons and within the scope of the greening and research projects for surface mining or post-mining landscapes.

An important goal for opencast mine and post-mining landscapes or lakelands is the production of a balanced, stable and clean water balance as well as a good soil quality. The following points must be observed:

  • Balancing the nutrient and pollutant content through filter systems and regulating the oxygen content by means of ventilation and circulation. This can also be achieved by integration into irrigation systems on land and with suitable plants, water plants and microorganisms
  • Compliance with limit values ​​and reduction if possible, for example noise level, loads and pollutants in surface mining or post-mining landscapes
  • Comprehensive investigation, research and use of hitherto unknown methods of detoxification or cleaning and regulation, including the improvement of groundwater and soil
  • Efficient fieldwork and advanced field research
  • Exploration of further methods of improving soil and water quality, feasibility studies and weighing efficiency / benefits
  • Achieve good water quality according to the EU Bathing Water Directive
  • Encourage or support the self-cleaning of surface mining lakes
  • Promotion of the settlement of endangered animal and plant species by the establishment, extension and maintenance of free, undeveloped nature reserves
  • Research on improved methods of colonization and propagation of endangered species, the creation of suitable habitats and zoological gardens or parks
  • Counteracting or reducing the entrophy and acidification of lakes and groundwater
  • Monitoring of soils and water bodies using appropriate instruments
  • Long-term planning and annual adjustment of the design concept as well as the renovation plans
  • Subsequent integration of visitors from all areas into the entire process, providing exploratory tours and hands-on workshops in the research camp and secured terrain
  • Shore and embankment protection as well as appropriate coastal greening should be preferred to pure gravel or sandy beaches
  • Lectures, photo and film shows, information and teaching events

Responsible organizations, institutions and persons must comply with the laws, regulations and guidelines, and must regularly prove this, if possible every year.

A good example of waterborne and aftercare is described in the “Sustainable recreational use and tourism in post-mining landscapes”. Here is an excerpt:

“Water maintenance is the task of preserving or restoring the functionality of the water bed including the shores to the top of the slope. This also includes the ecological and land-cultural function of water bodies, in particular

(1) the conservation and restoration of a native plant and animal population in natural diversity;

(2) the maintenance and improvement of the self-cleaning capacity, unless other are required to do so;

(3) the maintenance, cleansing and clearing of the waters and shores as far as is necessary;

(4) the keeping of the waters and its banks of pests;

5. the removal of solid substances from or from the waters of the waters, in so far as is necessary in the public interest. “

Documentations and information on the cultural, settlement, social and economic history of the region can be processed in various forms or varieties in the future, eg in tourist offers. This includes, for example, the expansion of the leisure activities and the program by means of landscape-related sports and games. These include, for example, Fitness facilities and activities, motor sports, mountain biking, aerial sports, water sports, winter sport and new sporting activities – all with the best possible connection to nature and nature conservation. In the future real recreational parks can be developed and built with a real relationship with nature.

Development of Sustainable and Diverse Cultural Landscapes in Surface Mining Areas

The Greening Deserts projects focus on sustainability and diversity, especially for greening and research camps in surface mining landscapes. The projects act lawful and forward-looking in the context of the experiences, possibilities and knowledge. Here are some important points.

  • Vote and exchange with the relevant authorities, such as the nature conservation authority
  • Other good or potential cultures, international developments and projects should also be integrated, through exchanging and sharing of experiences, research and development of better or new greening procedures and cultivation of potential crops for land and water
  • Offers of social and cultural programs, guided tours, trainings, workshops and events
  • Processing and offering a comprehensive sociocultural program with art and music, free of charge and paid
  • Exhibitions from and for art, not just landscape art
  • Observation, integration and creation of traditional cultural landscapes in post-mining landscapes, for example through typical healthy vegetation (mixed forests) and species diversity (diversity)
  • Promoting the cultivation of flowering plants and protection of insects
  • Botanical gardens or parks with plants and animals from all over the world can be integrated very well into extraneous natural areas or landscapes
  • A good idea is to establish the allotment gardens (allotments) in opencast mining or surface mining landscapes
  • Integration of schools, universities and other educational institutions in the developments and development processes
  • Sustainable landscape and nature oriented recreation for national and international tourism with the best possible natural experience, cultural and artistic life experience
  • Creating lakes and water reservoirs by flooding surface mining holes, dips or valleys
  • Cultivation of agricultural or cultivated crops like bamboo, potatoes, hemp or cannabis – they are great plants for top soil production
  • Connection of culture and nature with relation to forestry and agriculture
  • Lectures, photo and film shows, information and teaching events

In the case of extensive interventions in the landscape and nature (protective goods such as nature reserves), an environmental impact assessment (EIA) is prepared, although this is usually only necessary if a spatial planning or planning procedure is necessary. The assessment of environmental impact should be carried out not only voluntarily and for the site search, but also for all projects which could have a significant impact on the protection of the protected goods.

Coastal Greening or Desert Greening at coasts of lakes, rivers, seas and oceans. @GreeningCoasts

Welcome to Greening Deserts Greenhouse and Desert Research Camp!

Welcome to the official pages for Greening Deserts projects in arid or dry, hot or cold regions. We offer professional greening services and solutions for coastal, subtropical, cold and semi-arid areas nearby water sources like lakes, rivers, seas or oceans!

This example video shows what today is possible with professional greenhouses and greening or gardening techniques like Hydroponics. We always prefer Permaculture, also without extra irrigation, but this depends on the plants and environment conditions.

Greening Deserts is a cultural, educational, economic, social, scientific and sustainable agriculture project using classical greening or gardening methods but also new and alternative techniques.

Greening of deserts, dry areas or barren lands with sustainable irrigation and renewable energy. Using filtered ocean or sea water, sharing systems overground and underground. Special desert plants can produce fast topsoil and create partwise shadows for plants around. With the right (financial) support we can start everywhere topsoil is needed. Together with the people of each region we also can create parks, woods and forests, especially in dry countries like Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Spain, Lebanon, Syria, Saudia Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Iran, Pakistan, India, China, Australia, etc. At the moment we concentrate on North Africa.

To accelerate the process professional greenhouses will be installed and newest sustainable cultivation techniques like aquaponics or hydroponics will be used. The project starts primarily near coasts with building Greening Camps and Desert Research Camps, a kind of farm with greenhouses and containers, tents or huts.

Benefits of clean technologies like irrigation with natural water sources (seas and oceans) and renewable energy supply with solar and water energy. The sea water will be pumped into over- and underground reservoirs at the camp. After that we can produce different kind of water, mineralised drink water, use, service or process water.

To produce topsoil we use best of soil producer plants, growing fast and producing a high amount of biomass. These special plants can also be used as organic fertilizer. More topsoil can be produced with recycling biowaste from cities or urban areas, a kind of biomass management together with the region.

We want to cultivate also food, herbs and medicinal plants are or were typical for each country or region we start, especially ancient plants were important in old times but today’s society has forgotten.

Greening Deserts projects are also good for refugee camps. Refugees can be integrated into the greening process, building greenhouses for food, medicine and forestation of parks and woods. They could create their own healthy environment and supply. We wrote detailed articles about this theme.

Visit the official pages for more information. Support also other sustainable projects like Desert Rice Cultivation and Desert Bamboo Project.

Maybe you want to join the team, be a future partner, sponsor or investor? Constructive advises, recommendations or suggestions are always welcome!

Desertification in Spain and Desert Greening Solutions

Climate Change could transform southern Spain into a desert: http://bit.ly/2dRzYtS
http://theatln.tc/2gcrhwo, bit.ly/2f3VlJf, bit.ly/2fD4sFP, nyti.ms/2fLlrRm, bit.ly/2vWingW

We can change that and stop the desertfication with our projects like Greening Deserts Camps and Desert Bamboo Project!

Another great idea is to use the greenhouses of Almeria partwise for massive forestation programs. If everybody just do a bit and we all work together on greening the dry areas we could get back the woods in Spain like in the good old times. Let’s come and start together, let’s make it happen!

Greening Coasts a New Green Project

Greening Deserts projects are concentrated on dry areas or regions at lakes, seas, rivers and oceans. That’s why we founded the subproject Greening Coasts.

Another good news, we got some concrete offers (land and basic resources) from Egypt and Libya. But of course we still need financial support for the first camps (equipment and other basic requirements) until we earn the first money of events, harvests, etc. Help us to start and to realise the first camps in the next years.

Go green, it’s never enough to do something good. There can’t be enough greening projects!

Greening Deserts Calling for Help and Support

How you can see on the crowdfunding pages only a couple of good people wanted to support the Greening Deserts project financially. There are many reasons like you can read here or in the last posts. It’s sad that so many people who can help ignore(d) such an important project also even if they know or noticed that the project needs help.

In todays times, so less care and showing some courage or real support for others, the nature or planet earth. The project is not just for the poor countries, it’s for all areas need more green, parks, woods and a healthy and more natural environment. To realise the project together with the world community would change the world into a better one.

Always remember, if you support the project you support yourself and your future, sad that so few people understand that. You help us and we can help us all, especially the poor and young generation.

If you want really help actively or financially you can connect the founder and send some money with paypal or credit card. You can send also a personal cheque, money order or bank draft. Adresses you can find in the info section and impressum. For each donation you can get the same rewards like in the crowdfunding campaigns. You will get your rewards if we have the money we need and can start with the first camp. If you can, write a mail before you send money, so we can stay in contact. Thank you, each donation counts! And thank you for liking, but constructive feedback, sharing or other real active support is better.

Greening Projects for Refugees and Refugee Camps

Today we want to write a bit about greening projects for refugees.

Why so many refugee camps have no or so less greenhouses, gardens and parks?

For some time we think about to help the poor with our greening or gardening projects, for countries (landscape greening) or cities (urban greening). Together it’s really easy to build up little greenhouses, community gardens and use permaculture or gardening techniques fit good with the regional conditions and environment, also without big irrigation. There are great greenhouse projects like Roots Up using water supply by air.
The refugee camps also could use cheap and portable (pop up) greenhouses, just for the case that camps will be closed and destroyed. How you can see we always thinking sustainable, economically and social. Greening Deserts camps are a good example for refugee camps – greening camps for refugees.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2eKIXzk, bit.ly/2eQ8EwM, bit.ly/2feNFrV
Visit our featured pages and community network for more information
and similar projects. Each support is welcome. Thank you!

And here some more great ideas for fresh water production: http://bit.ly/2eL85Go, bit.ly/1dNn6Bk, bit.ly/2f6Z8KH, bit.ly/2f6WeWx, bit.ly/1Aip0qB, bit.ly/2dPqP6U

Greening Deserts Crowdfunding Startup Video

Please help and support our sustainable startup for a greener and better future. Check our project pages for more information.

https://www.facebook.com/GreeningDeserts/videos/1609788845988681/

If you can’t support the project financially, you can support by sharing and with constructive feedback.

Greening Deserts is a sustainable project for greening, irrigation and forestation. The project is not just for dry or poor countries, it’s for all areas need more green, parks, woods and a healthy and more natural environment. To accelerate the process professional greening camp and research camp with greenhouses will be installed. Using clean technologies like irrigation with natural water sources (rivers, lakes, seas or oceans) and renewable energy supply with solar and water energy.

The project is mainly to restore and reclaim land or topsoil in the first three years, build groves, parks and small woods. Parallel we doing scientific studies with own test greenhouse and test fields new plants, irrigation and cultivation techniques. We offer a wide range of services (greening, buidling, etc.), check our pages and community network for more details.

At the end we all have a lot of parks, usable land for gardening, agriculture or just living. There are great opportunities and possibilities for greening dry areas near coasts, rivers or lakes. Another point is to green dry cities with Rooftop Gardening. The project will do a kind of acupuncture and help the nature to restore and expand in the region where the greening spots are. It is an epochal and important future project for us and the next generations. The project team thinks in the long term.

Please help us to realise the project and support us also without money. Share and recommend the project so we maybe reach people who can really help or support actively. Thank you and have a great time!

Greening Deserts Crowdfunding Rewards Seeds Mix

The second package with thousands of seeds arrived and we start now to prepare the crowdfunding rewards like the seed mixes for our backers. The packs will contain seeds of desert plants and steppe or savanna plants, in addition to that we will give extra plant seeds for moderate or oceanic climate.

Breckland thyme – Thymus cerpyllum
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thymus_serpyllum

Desert bluebells – Phacelia campanularia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phacelia_campanularia

Woodland sage – Salvia nemorosa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_nemorosa

Silver birch – Betula pendula
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betula_pendula

Purple Chinese houses – Collinsia heterophylla
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collinsia_heterophylla

Goldmoss stonecrop – Sedum acre
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedum_acre

Carpet of snow – Alyssum maritimum
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alyssum

White stonecrop – Sedum album
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedum_album

Purple tansy – Phacelia Tanacetifolia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phacelia_tanacetifolia

Solid bamboo – Dendrocalamus strictus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendrocalamus_strictus

More awesome plant seeds are on the way and we will do a second seed mix. There are around fifty important plants we will use for topsoil production, general forestation, afforestation or reforestation and hundreds of plants we want to cultivate for food, medicine, buidling materials, etc.. We will publish the most of them in future. Stay tuned for more interesting news and updates!

Kickstarter and Startnext Crowdfunding Event

The Crowdfunding Campaigns on Startnext and Kickstarter are live! Now everyone has the chance to support the project financially and to be a part of this awesome future project. Of course all other kinds of real support like sharing the page, posts, constructive advises, recommendations or suggestions are always welcome!

If you want to show some support here, feel free to invite or share the project with your friends. The whole event will run until November!


Visit the official pages and download the media package: http://bit.ly/2bkXpdx
http://kck.st/2bSEhnV – Kickstarter
http://www.twitter.com/GreeningDeserts

More details:
Greening Deserts is a sustainable project to green or cultivate dry areas, especially with special desert plants like Desert Bamboo. The project was developed over many years, the founder and initiator Oliver Caplikas started the first official pages in early summer 2016.

The project starts primarily near coasts with building greening camps, a kind of farm with greenhouses and containers, tents or huts. Using clean technologies like irrigation with natural water sources and renewable energy supply.

Greening Desert Camps could cultivate also food, herbs and medicinal plants are or were typical for each country or region the project starts, especially ancient plants were important in old times but today’s society has forgotten. The best plants for topsoil production can support to produce fast topsoil layers and spend shadows for other plants around.

Another main future goals are to build a water network for dry areas, to reclaim good land, save the environment by making it greener, improve the oxygen levels on earth and reduce the hunger crisis spread across various countries in the world. With your help we can restrict desertification and promote forestation. Please support our crowdfunding campaigns like on Kickstarter and/or Startnext!

With real (financial) support we could start everywhere it’s possible to get topsoil, especially in dry countries like Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Spain,..

Of course we will promote this event in our home country and cities like Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, etc.

Thank you! Wish you all a great time!

German:

Greening Deserts ist ein nachhaltiges Projekt um trockene Gebiete zu begrünen, vor allem mit speziellen Wüstenpflanzen wie Desert Bamboo.

Die besten Pflanzen für die Erdproduktion können schnell gute Erdschichten erzeugen und spenden Schatten für andere Pflanzen rundherum.

Das Projekt beginnt in erster Linie in der Nähe von Küsten mit Greening Camps, eine Art Farmen mit Gewächshäusern und Containern, Zelten oder Hütten.

Nutzung von sauberen Technologien wie die Bewässerung mit natürlichen Wasserquellen und erneuerbare Energieversorgung.

Weitere Hauptziele für die Zukunft sind, ein Wassernetz auszubauen, für trockene Gegenden, gutes Land zurückzugewinnen, die Umwelt durch Begrünung zu retten, den Sauerstoffgehalt auf der Erde zu verbessern und die Verbreitung der Hungerkrise in verschiedenen Ländern zu reduzieren. Mit Eurer Hilfe können wir Desertifikation einschränken und Aufforstung fördern. Unterstütze unser Projekt auf den Crowdfunding Platformen Kickstater und Startnext.

French:

Greening Deserts est un projet durable pour cultiver les zones sèches et les render vertes, en particulier avec des plantes spéciales désertiques comme Desert Bamboo.

Le projet commence principalement près des côtes avec la construction des camps d’écologisation, une sorte de ferme avec des serres et des conteneurs, des tentes ou des huttes. En utilisant des technologies propres comme l’irrigation avec des sources d’eau naturelles et l’alimentation en énergie renouvelable.

Les camps Greening Deserts pourraient aussi cultiver la nourriture, les herbes et les plantes médicinales sont ou ont été typique pour chaque pays ou région, surtout les plantes anciennes qui étaient importantes dans les temps anciens mais la société d’aujourd’hui a oublié. Les meilleures plantes pour la production de la couche arable peuvent soutenir de produire des couches de couche arable rapidement et passer des ombres pour d’autres plantes autour.

D’autres principaux objectifs futurs sont de construire un réseau d’eau pour les zones sèches, de réclamer une bonne terre, sauver l’environnement en le rendant plus vert, améliorer les niveaux d’oxygène de la terre et de réduire
la propagation de crise de faim dans différents pays du monde. Avec votre aide, nous pouvons limiter la désertification et promouvoir le reboisement.

Merci bien.

Greening Deserts Crowdfunding Campaign on Kickstarter and Startnext

Preparing an international crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Doing an extra crowdfunding campaign on Startnext, because you can’t use Paypal on Kickstarter and to reach also people in Europe or Germany. Everyone should have a chance to support the project financially. More information coming soon, stay tuned! www.greeningdeserts.com

Each advise, recommendations and constructive feedback is welcome!

The first art cards and info flyers for Germany arrived. They will be shared in different cities. There will be much more information material and merchandise like shirts, posters, pins,.. especially for the crowdfunding campaigns. We have not much money, but we invest everything we have. We are pleased about your active support when hanging up posters and spreading flyers.

Big thanks to the people of Ancient Trance Festival in Taucha nearby Leipzig, who allowed to spread flyers over the weekend. Next year the project will be maybe active part of this wonderful festival.

Visit us also on Twitter and follow us if you are connected. If you want help and can’t spend money share our pages or posts. Invite your friends to the pages. Thank you!