Castagni Parlanti: Let’s start!

October 23rd 2019: Open Fields officially started Castagni Parlanti, the two-year project which also involves Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (DISTAL), Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, Cooperativa di lavoro e servizio per lo sviluppo agro-silvo-pastorale e per lo sviluppo agrituristico Val Reno s.c.a.r.l, the Municipality of Alto Reno Terme (Bologna, Italy) and Centoform (training organization). The project aims to assess the ecological footprint of chestnut restoration to fruit cultivation within a forest matrix, in terms of carbon fixation and sequestration in the soil-plant system, water use and land cover.

Here you can find the leaflet of the project (Italian only).

For more info, the dedicated website will be soon available at

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