Nature

Youth in Permaculture – It’s Our Future

Ananda Kalyani Master Unit is working with an international project called Youth in Permaculture (YiP), whose mission is to support and empower youths and young adults to lead fulfilling and healthy lives inspired by permaculture through events organised by and for the youth, who plan to share information and practical tools through online platforms and …

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Bats: ecologically important animals

Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera and make up one-fifth of the mammal population on Earth, according to Bat Conservation International. Bats are the second largest order of mammals (after the rodents), representing about 20% of all classified mammal species worldwide with about more than 1,300 bat species in the world.

Hawthorn. A useful and benefic tree

Common hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) is a deciduous tree native in the UK and across Europe. Also known as the May-tree, due to its flowering period, it is the only British plant named after the month in which it blooms. Common hawthorn at Master Unit (Paul, Portugal)

Biological control: a sustainable method for controlling plant diseases

Biological control is the use of living organisms to maintain pest populations below damaging levels. Biocontrol agents include a wide variety of life forms, including vertebrates, invertebrates, fungi, and microorganisms. These beneficial species are common in most natural communities and, although their presence is often unnoticed, they help maintain the “balance of nature” by regulating …

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