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Dec 5: Yoga teacher training in India
05/12/2013 - 01/01/2013
Nov 11: Retreat Explore your change from I to We (Damanhur)
11/10/2013 - 19/10/2013
July 27 & 28: Arte Sano – a Healing arts festival on the beach;
27/07/2013 - 28/07/2013
July 15: Yoga and Mindfulness
15/07/2013 - 20/07/2013
July 9 – 14: curso de Permacultura
09/07/2013 - 14/07/2013
- Dec 5: Yoga teacher training in India
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As many predicted, Rio +20 did not mark a great leap forward towards an ambitious political, economic and environmental agenda that addresses the magnitude of the challenges the planet faces. In the end though, the success or failure of Rio +20 will be measured by our own ability, as actors and spectators, to demand, push, engage and anticipate the challenges ahead to gradually create a society that is more inclusive, prosperous and fair.
At this historic moment the ‘economy for the common good’ appears on the … Continue reading
IN Trasition 2012, is an international event for anyone looking to get involved in the transition process, making a change for a better future. Working within the community, acting locally to build a more sustainable, friendly, participatory, and representative society and by developing local resilience that enables us to successfully face the two main crisis that we are experiencing now: peak oil and climate change.
Arboretum Marbella (www.arboretummarbella.org) have organized this event to launch the transition initiative locally, to encourage existing transition projects and to provide … Continue reading
Following the success of previous editions of Arte Sano the organisers are now planning another festival on San Pedro’s beautiful Paseo Maritimo. “We were last here in 2009 and had a great weekend full of music and activities,” explained Monica Bereuther, co-organiser of the event. “This year we are planning to bring the colourful world of alternative Andalucía to life for another fun weekend for all the family.” The weekend will include a diverse mix of classes, workshops and talks on subjects related to personal … Continue reading
Society is facing a series of unprecedented crises in its modern history: financial, economic, industrial and environmental crises are all part of our modern landscape.
They are all the result of an unsustainable development model based on the misuse of social and natural resources and we are facing new and complex challenges such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, social conflict and the inability to ensure a welfare state for future generations.
However, crises are also accompanied by opportunities. The economic system, and those involved in it, … Continue reading
Do you want to know where your clothes come from? This is now possible thanks to the new social project that has been launched by the foundation EMOTIVA called “SOCIAL – Abetterworld”. This not for profit organisation aims to transform the world of fashion, showing that it is possible to guarantee the origin of clothing that meets strict requirements of human and labour rights as well as respecting the environment.
The project has been launched with a limited edition, ethically produced T-shirt, which can be purchased … Continue reading
After months of organisation, Coín in Transition’s hard work has finally come to fruition as the weekly local farmers’ market was launched one sunny Sunday in April to help support local producers and invigorate the local economy.
Starting off with over 30 stalls of fresh local produce and crafts, the regular Sunday market, next to La Trocha shopping centre, has already attracted a lot of positive attention from visitors who have enjoyed the chance to buy direct from the producers who all live within the … Continue reading
This summer, in the pretty permaculture finca of Cañadulce (sweet cane) in Coín there will be a chance to learn how to eat in a way that gives fantastic health, unlimited energy and mental clarity. The raw food diet is made up of an abundance of vegetarian ingredients, preferably organic, like fruits, dried fruits, seeds, seaweeds, vegetables, sprouted seeds and grains. These are made into exquisite recipes that are always prepared at less than 42ºC. The raw food chef Gisela Bayer will be teaching the … Continue reading
The transition town movement in Spain received a boost recently with the first national Transition Town meeting held in April on the outskirts of Madrid. The event brought together nearly 150 people from transition groups all over Spain as well as others working on green projects and sustainable development. Ana Blanco, from Coín en Transición, a local transition group, recounts some of her experiences of the weekend.
Starting things off on Friday was a round of introductions from each visiting transition group and each one … Continue reading
Society garlic, Tulbaghia Violacea, is starting to appear in many cooks’ herb gardens. All parts of this plant give off a strong garlic smell, although it is the flowers that are most commonly used in cooking. The Tulbaguia Violacea is a perennial plant of 30cm (60cm in flower) that forms a mat 60cm wide. The purple flowers are in groups of 6 to 12, and the leaves resemble chives, but are flat rather than cylindrical. The plant usually blooms in summer, but can also flower … Continue reading
On our way to establish Arboretum as an educational tool for sustainability, this year we will hold our first Permaculture Design Course PDC – an approved permaculture design.
Our goal is to make the course open to as many people as possible as we feel it is something that is so much needed in the current socio-ecological climate. Permaculture is a holistic system whose purpose is the design, planning and creation of spaces where man’s relationship with his environment is sustainable, socially equitable and economically viable. … Continue reading