Recovering abandoned spaces in the rural area near Granada

Share

Before and after the recovery activity of the area

text and images courtesy of Elena Correa Jiménez (University of Granada).

Following the work for recovering the area that was initiated on Pilot site in January, the students of the Rural Public School “SENED” of Jérez del Marquesado were involved in a day activity of planting rowan, walnut and chestnut trees. Continuing with the recovery of the Barranco del Alcázar in Jérez del Marquesado, after the reconstruction of the dry stone walls of the cultivation terraces, students planted typical trees of the area, to recover part of the productive and landscape space of this area.

The activity consisted of planting trees typical of the area. Mainly chestnut trees, but also some walnut, mulberry, rowan and other traditional fruit trees. The pupils of the Jérez del Marquesado school took part in this activity, with the children of the village being the protagonists. In groups, the students planted the trees and then watered them, thanks to the Alcázar irrigation channel, which was also recovered during the Balates School.

It has been a way of trying to create a link between the ravine and the younger inhabitants of the village who have not seen or known the chestnut grove or the cultivation area in all its splendour.

The activity was organised by the Biocultural Archaeology Laboratory (MEMOLab), coordinated by Professor Dr. José María Martín Civantos, from the Department of Medieval History and CCTTHH of the University of Granada.

Learn more about INCULTUM Pilot 1 – Altiplano de Granada

 

Leave a Reply


Related Articles

Presenting INCULTUM in scientific conference on sustainable education
images courtesy of Elena Correa Jiménez. On 27 April, the project coordinator's team at University of Granada presented the paper: "From the School to the balate: Education as a tool for the recovery of cultural landscapes" at the Scientific Conference The school in the landscape. Proposals of teaching innovation for a sustainable education. In this conference, we talked about the recovery activities of the Jérez ravine (Jérez del Marquesado, Granada) that were carried out in...
INCULTUM Pilot: Annual cleaning of the Acequia del Barranco de Poqueira
text and images courtesy of Elena Correa Jiménez (University of Granada). On the 2nd and 3rd of April INCULTUM Pilot 1 Atiplano de Granada organized and carried out the annual cleaning of the Acequia del Barranco de Poqueira. There was the participation of about 70 people and members of the Comunidad de Regantes de la Acequia Nueva del Poqueira. The participants learned about the traditional techniques used to maintain and manage these historic irrigation systems in the Alpujarra region...
Presenting INCULTUM in international congress Habitat Excavado
image courtesy of Elena Correa Jiménez. The Geopark of Granada hosted the Congress «Excavated Habitat and Cultural Landscape: International Colloquium Culture of Deserts», which took place in March 2022, with the organization of the University of Granada and the associations of Guadix, Baza, Huéscar and Marquesado del Zenete. In the context of such an international gathering, Elena Correa Jiménez for the project coordinator University of Granada presented the paper "INCULTUM Proje...
Irrigation channel cleaning in Jérez del Marquesado and Cáñar at Altiplano de Granada
text and images courtesy of Elena Correa Jiménez (University of Granada). Following the work for recovering the area that was initiated on Pilot site in January and February, on the 5th of March another fieldwork activity was done in the area of INCULTUM Pilot 1 Atiplano de Granada, cleaning four irrigation ditches in La Villa de Jérez del Marquesado. More than 80 people participated in this activity. The ditches of Rutan Alto, Rutanillo Alto de la Rambla Seca, Alcázar and Rutanillo del...