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Permaculture with Ilde part 3 – visualising

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

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Nanokleen – detox your home!

Do you ever feel concerned about the chemicals in your cleaning products?

About the effects that they might be having on your health, or the health of those around you?

Would you like to make a safer, healthier choice, but don´t know where to look or don´t have time to shop around?

Now you can have a safer, healthier product delivered directly to your door with our online eco-cleaning shop!

Our products are used throughout Europe in some of the best hotels, and they´re now available for you to … Continue reading

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Your local organic market in the palm of your hand

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

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PDC – permaculture design course starts in Marbella

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

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Permaculture with Ilde part 2

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).
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Incredible edible – community food solutions

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

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The story of solutions

Once again the team behind the Story of Stuff, a ground breaking short film about our consumer culture, has launched an excellent new film looking at how we need to change our thinking about creating the solutions we want to see to move towards a more sustainable, equitable and natural way of living.

The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal.

In the current ‘Game of More’, we’re told … Continue reading

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Andalucian plan for environmental training

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

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Andalucía launches ‘efficient heating’ programme

Heating and cooling is one of the main costs faced by consumers and businesses. The minister for Economy, innovation, science and employment, through the Andaluz energy agency, is offering grants from between 300 and 7,000€, up to a maximum of 25% of the cost of renovating existing systems: heat pumps, water heating and poor efficiency equipment for the lates models that could save between 30 and 60%. Rafael Marquez, Director Genreal of the andaluz energy agency points out that climatisation of a SME can be … Continue reading

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From the garden to the feria

Organic veggie tapas served daily in the Caseta Zona Roja (next to the rincon Cubano), recinto Ferial, Málaga
From 22.30
Various tapas made from produce from the huerto – a project by:

www.ecohuertoelrabanito.com

Ecohuerto El Rabanito está constituída como Asociación.

Nuestros objetivos son:

Fomentar la Agroecología y la Soberanía Alimentaria.
Promover una alimentación mas sana y sostenible.
Potenciar y asesorar para el desarrollo de huertos urbanos ecológicos.
Potenciar y asesorar para el desarrollo de Grupos de consumo agroecológicos.
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