La Chispa Recommends
Jan 8 – 20: Permaculture Design Course
08/01/2014 - 20/01/2014
Dec 14: Healing Workshop
Dec 7 & 8: Yoga and Ayurveda Weekend
07/12/2013 - 08/12/2013
Dec 5: Yoga teacher training in India
05/12/2013 - 01/01/2013
Nov 30 & Dec 1: Festival Arte Sano VII en la Carpa
30/11/2013 - 01/12/2013
- Jan 8 – 20: Permaculture Design Course
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To coincide with the International community energy day, Friends of the Earth presented ‘Cultivate your own energy’, a publication that aims to counteract the government policy to penalise energy autonomy and to actuvely encourage people to take control of their own energy consumption. The publication highlights the the lack of efficiency in a centralised system based on fossil fuels and offers real alternatives to create energy independance.
The booklet aims to engage the general public in the wider debate about energy, explaining some of the … Continue reading
Andalusia Eco Forum is a one-day congress looking at responsible tourism for sustainable development in the Mediterranean region. The Sustainability Euro-Mediterranean Forum, organised by eco-union, is launching a new edition in Málaga (Andalusia) on 28 November with sustainable tourism as the main focus
Eco-union organises these Eco-forums annually as international meetings that bring together experts on sustainability in the Euro-Mediterranean Region. Málaga will be the host on the
28th November 2013 to the first Eco Forum in Andalucía: panels, discussions, workshops and an eco-contest ‘The Dreamers’, make … Continue reading
For the 3rd year running Arboretum Marbella is organising a tree planting day on 7th December to plant over 1,000 indiginous plants. Under the heading ‘woods for people’ they would like to see everyone taking part in this family day out, to have the chance to plant a tree in this special public park dedicated to environmental education.
For the 3rd consecutive year Arboretum Marbella is organizing a special event on December 7 to start the 2013-2014 season by planting over 1,000 native trees and … Continue reading
Thinking is the next step. At this point it is a good idea to visualise the result we want to reach given what we have observed. Visualising is a powerful and useful tool in our daily lives. To analyse the information and then to think about putting into practice the basic permaculture principles that include:
- Working with nature, not against it.
- The problem may be the solution.
- Use the minimum effort for maximum efficiency.
- The performance of a system is unlimited, it is only a … Continue reading
Grow Crowd is now available internationally at the Apple AppStore. This is a revolutionary system of direct communication between farmers and consumers via mobile phone technology. Simply put it´s an app in favour of a sustainable, re-localised food system. It´s a green, social solution! The application, available for iPhone since 8th October 2013, allows local farmers to advertise with ease their produce while adding detailed information on each item. Thanks to this virtual marketplace, Grow Crowd supports the community without intermediaries and allows producers and … Continue reading
On October 18 the second Permaculture Design Course (PDC 2013) will begin, organized by Arboretum Marbella. This course consists of 104 hours of intensive training which results in an internationally recognized qualification.
The course is both theoretical and practical and consists of 8 modules that will cover all issues related to permaculture as a design tool for systems and sustainable human settlements. The course is designed according to international standards and taught by five exceptional educators with a huge amount of knowledge and experience in this … Continue reading
I’d like to pause along the way for a minute, before continuing with our introduction to permaculture – in any course, workshop or presentation about Permaculture they always start by pointing out that we are facing an imminent paradigm shift, one that is vital as we are faced with diminishing fossil fuels that drive our modern world and remain the pillar of our current civilisation (meaning the 20% of the world’s population who have access to them, 80 % do not fully exploit these resources).
There … Continue reading
What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.
Incredible edible is a UK based project that is encouraging other communities to follow in their footsteps and develop community based projjects based around food – mainly planting, growing … Continue reading
This autumn the Junta de Andalucía, through the Andalucian plan for environmental training, presents a new series of training schemes. The full information is available in Spanish below:
Plan Andaluz de Formación Ambiental Otoño 2013
Acciones formativas del Plan Andaluz de Formación Ambiental Otoño 2013
Nuevas acciones formativas Octubre-Diciembre 2013
La Consejería de Agricultura, Pesca y Medio Ambiente de la Junta de Andalucía, a través del Plan Andaluz de Formación Ambiental, presenta una nueva convocatoria de acciones formativas para el otoño del año 2013. Con esta oferta formativa se … Continue reading
People are increasingly familiar with the term Permaculture and want to incorporate its philosophy into their lives. For those who still do not know what we are talking about, Permaculture is essentially the design, creation and maintenance of a human environment with a sustainable production system using patterns that mimick the interplay that governs natural ecosystems.
All this and at the same time taking into account respect for the planet and all living things that inhabit it. This definition should certainly resonate with all readers of … Continue reading