In partnership with the Municipality of Sabugal, the Environmental Education Project SEEDS – Entrepreneurial Seeds for Sustainable Development, of the Keep Association, is being promoted with the students of the 8th year of the Sabugal School Grouping.
In this context, on November 7th, the workshop ‘Edible wild plants and ecosystem services linked to their recollection’ took place, as a result of biologist Anabela Paula.
This project aims to value the endogenous resources of Sabugal (agricultural varieties and wild species), as well as the ecosystem services provided by them. Thus, it is intended to promote the strengthening of the competencies of 8th graders, through environmentally responsible and economically viable actions, to raise awareness and contribute to mitigate the loss of national plant endogenous species and sustainability through the creation of a school seed bank and an exhibition on agricultural practices in the two regions of the Natura 2000 Network in central Portugal.
Funded by the Erasmus+ program and in cooperation with the Sabugal School Grouping, Grouping of Schools of Gois and Societat Catalana d’Educació Ambiental, Sabugal’s involvement arose following the Cultivar project, from the Centre for Functional Ecology – Science for People & the Planet – University of Coimbra, which is also the scientific advisor to SEEDS.