Our tree planting project is a sustainable pilot project with an integrated water gaining and supply system for watering the planted trees and plants during the "Roots Surf Festival 2018" in El Palmar, Andalusia, the South of Spain. The concept integrates also an educational concept for children and adults to learn about fog harvesting trees and plants in a joy- and playful way.

We are planning to get an amount of 6.000 EUR for that project through crowdfunding.

Date And Place of the Project

The date for planting trees is from

7th - 13th of September 2018

in El Palmar, Andalucia, South of Spain during the ``Roots Surf Festival 2018``.

What are the aims and Targetgroup?

It is our aim to highlight the importance of afforestation for the global climate in the run-up to the World Climate Change Conference COP 24 in Katowice/Poland that year.

The purpose is to create awareness to that pilot project, as well as to show how arid coastal regions can be sustainably reforested in a simple, sustainable and innovative way.


Why should I support that?

The afforestation project with fog harvesting trees and plants is worldwide unique. It shows in an educational and joyful way how simple irrigation systems can restore the ecosystem in arid coastal areas. It combines in a sustainable way ecology and ecotourism and contributes to the sustainable development goals of the surf paradise and touristic destination El Palmar in the Atlantic ocean coast in the south of Spain.

What happens after sucessful financing

Upon successful funding, the amount will be used to purchase fog harvesting trees and plants, measurements to prepare the soil for planting, the necessary irrigation systems, develop the landscape architecture and the concept of an adventure and children's playground.
You will be transparently informed of what we use your donation and how much nature can be protected by it. Each tree is documented with photos and QR - CODE, which is attached to the planted trees. A documentation of the tree planting will be sent to each sponsor.

Who stands behind the project?

We are a small team of scientists of the research institute "Structural Analysis of Cultural Systems" (S.A.C.S., at the Technical University in Berlin, the company (COMMCULT GmbH, and the organizers of the  "Roots Surf Festival“.
S.A.C.S. has advisory status (Special Consultative Status) with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is publicize the planting of "Pinus Canarienses" as one of the best-known fog harvesting trees since years.


runningtime of the crowdfunding

The running of the crowdfunding of that project is the 31 of August 2018.











Impressions of the Roots Surf Festival 2017

Tree planting Action


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Fun, Surf and joy


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Ocean cleaning

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