Replanting Trees in the Dolomites with WOWNature

Eco-sustainability and environmental protection are innate values of the people living in the Alta Badia region of the Dolomites. WOWNature is a reforestation project in the Alta Badia, aiming to restore the century-old forests that incurred significant damage following Storm Vaia in 2018. The Slow Fund has helped plant 100 trees in the Alta Badia through B&R sponsorship and has committed funding over three years of $3,000 per annum. In 2022, the aim of the project has been to adopt adult trees to improve existing food forests, where chefs from nearby restaurants can forage for their ingredients.

This ongoing reforestation project with WOWNature aims to visit Alta Badia for tree planting days and to create a “food forest,” where visitors can forage naturally growing herbs and berries in the area. Continuing to plant new trees and adopt adult trees so they are protected in all phases of life is essential for the preservation of this beautiful area in the Italian Alps. The food forest development will eventually lead chefs from local hotels and restaurants to forage ingredients for their own menus, creating a truly unique kilometre zero approach to the Slow Food movement that the region is famous for.

The Initiatives

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Supporting Research With Ujubee Project

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Commissioning New Instruments for Musika Etxea

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How Your Trip Makes a Difference

Did you know – every time you travel with B&R, you contribute to the Slow Fund?

B&R contributes 5% of our annual profits to projects around the world that directly impact the environment and communities where you travel.

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