The Sponge Village of Atego: Resilience design for water and landscapes
Join SCALE for a webinar on agroecosystem restoration for climate action told through the story of the sponge village in Atego.
A sponge village soaks up the energy and resources flowing through it and stores them for the long-term productivity and resilience of both the land and people.
Organized by SCALE, this webinar will recount the journey of how Atego became a sponge village and how others can follow in its footsteps through Resilience Design. Detailed in this recently published primer by the FSN Network is the story of how community agroecosystems can be restored to provide local, organic food abundance while buffering communities and households from extreme climate and weather events as well as economic shocks and stresses.
Natalie Topa (Global Advisor for Regenerative Resilience and Circular Bioeconomy, Danish Refugee Council) and Warren Brush (global resilience design consultant, educator, lecturer, and implementer) will guide a discussion about resilience design techniques such as borehole recharges, road water harvesting, and food forests documented in this new publication. They will discuss moving machines over a period of nine days to transform the village of Atego in Uganda and will share resources and tools for partners interested in creating their own sponge villages.