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Recovering What We Should Have Never Lost

2015, San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The aim of this project was to afforest, with native species, the sidewalks of two bare blocks in the
town of Villa Lía. These two blocks were chosen because 52 new houses have been recently constructed in the area. The project has many benefits including the environmental benefits, and community participation in the implementation of this project.

To ensure the sustainability of this project, the students also had the idea of creating a commitment recovering 1contract in which the neighbours commit to maintaining the species planted along the sidewalks.

The students were mentored by Gabriel Burgueño, a biodiversity specialist, who educated them and assisted in the selection of native trees.