The Valley

It’s our goal to bring back life and work to the abandoned but beautiful Muga Valley just two hours up Barcelona in Spain.

The Muga Valley Project came to life in 2020, with the believe that it is urgent to explore how we human beings can live and work in harmony with nature, and to see what economic model is serving this belief. The mission of our project is to create a demonstration case in Europe of the transformation of an abandoned valley into a flourishing rural regenerative society.

We aim to provide opportunities for business, science and society to regenerate the Muga Valley with a 20+ year perspective. Together with our partners we aim to regenerate over 100,000 hectares of forest landscape, bringing back life, create a rural regenerative economy and secure future water supplies of the Costa Brava North. Our foundation operates The Muga Valley Campus and The Muga Valley Partnership.

The Muga Valley Campus is a space for collaborative action between academics, innovators, entrepreneurs and funders to explore the future of forest landscapes. The activities of The Campus are: knowledge sharing, research and innovation and ReGen venture building. We are creating a demonstration farm that serves as educational platform and laboratory for our Campus.

The Muga Valley Partnership aims to unite key stakeholders and to co-create a 20y vision for the future of The Valley. This includes a vision for creating community and sense of belonging, land management, a shared governance system for the Muga Valley watershed and the implementation of biodiversity projects.

The Home is serving as the epicenter for co-creating the project together with people from the local villages and our global network. Together we are building partnerships, doing research and executing the Muga Valley Project.

Our dream? In twenty years time from now, we envision healthy and resilient forest landscape, thriving of the most amazing wildlife, and you find drinkable water in the rivers. The landscape and watershed regeneration activities have generated jobs for people in the villages and brought back life in the streets. People are living in harmony with themselves and all other living beings in the mountains and forests. Entrepreneurs and farmers have created a variety of new regenerative businesses; science and research institutes are monitoring the progress of the forest, society and economy,  public infrastructure has returned, and we celebrate yearly The Muga Valley Festival.

We invite everyone that shares our passion to join us. Please find more information about The Pioneers of Our Time Foundation / Fundacion Pioneers of Our Time here.

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