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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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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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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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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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Arboretum Marbella Offers World-Class Permaculture Course

Arboretum Marbella is an environmental project which has been operating on the Costa del Sol for two years and held the first Permaculture Design Course in the area in 2012. This course will be held again in October and is an internationally recognised qualification which in the words of Director Alejandro César Orioli, “is one of the most effective ways to face the current financial crisis and build a sustainable future through education, enabling and taking action.”

We spoke to Alejandro to find out more:

First of … Continue reading

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Arboretum – permaculture design course

On our journey to become an educational establishment aimed at sustainability Arboretum will be hosting the second Permaculture Design Course (PDC) from 18 to 30 October. The goal is to provide the largest number of people with the appropriate tools to meet the current socio-ecological challenges we are experiencing in these times.
The first PDC was held in 1972 and run by Bill Mollison (co-founder of the permaculture movement), and since that time many people of very different backgrounds and interests have graduated: farmers, ranchers, … Continue reading

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The culinary garden: Canary balm

Canary balm is one of the rarest herbs, found only in the laurel forests of the Canary Islands. It is a perennial herb that grows in the fresh open or closed spaces of the forest. Reaching a height of 1.50m and a ‘wingspan’ of 1m, its leaves are trifoliate, slightly toothed, light green and slightly glossy. The Flowers, that appear in august, are pink and gather in bunches. The oddest thing about the plant is the aroma of honey and lemon, from my own observation, … Continue reading

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The culinary garden – The power flower – paracress

The term “power flower” was invented by gourmet chefs to describe what is actually Paracress (Berro de Pará) which is neither cress nor electric. Native to Pará in Brazil, the herb has a very particular pungency. The spicy flavor of Pará Berro has no equivalent with other spices. The bitter and pungent taste of the plant causes a unique feeling in the mouth numbing the tongue and taste buds, hence the English used it to soothe toothaches. Paracress is a perennial (annual in temperate climates) … Continue reading

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The Macrobiotic Diet: Our Great Grandmother’s Cooking Style

This article which summarises some of the principles of the macrobiotic diet is only available in Spanish. Click here to read it.

Contact Ana Bardají of cocinatusalud.com if you want to find out more about this generally vegetarian diet that consists largely of whole grains, cereals, and cooked vegetables.

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