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Volunteer Review – Alexandre Seguro

My name is Alexandre Seguro and I’m a Portuguese 17-year-old boy finishing high-school in Lisbon. I’ve become more conscious about the world around me in the recent years being concerned about its problems and striving to find and learn effective solutions. In the quest of making sense of my reality I started to question the …

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Volunteer Review – Annika Suvi-Marjaana

Happy moments for all of us  For me it was not just the end of 2018 but the end of living two years abroad – in Portugal and finally in Romania. 2016 I moved from the very very north of Finland (Utsjoki) to Oijärvi, from there to Espoo (south of Finland) and finally to Portugal, …

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Volunteer Review – Anouk Kraakman

You know that feeling that something isn’t right, but you cannot really figure out what is? I’m quite familiar with that feeling I have to admit. ? It’s not always present on the foreground, not at all actually. Often times I even completely forget about it, yet it never stays away for too long. This …

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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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