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Arboretum – Sowing the seeds of a forest for the people

Arboretum

Arboretum is a nonprofit project based in Marbella whose mission is to develop environmental education and provide a public space for an understanding of sustainability in practice. La Chispa will be following its progress over the next few issues.

In the conservation garden, one of the priorities is developing a wild wood, composed of 131 species of trees, shrubs, grasses and vines native to the region, creating a living collection of plants and a gene pool representing the biodiversity of the area.

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Environmental education – Arboretum Marbella is launched

Arboretum

Coinciding with the United Nation’s International Year of the Forest, Marbella has joined in the spirit of the occasion to launch Arboretum Marbella, a living green space with environmental resources that will teach visitors about sustainable land management and how to live more ecologically.

This ambitious project is starting off with 45,000m² located at Finca el Trapiche, near the well known ‘Huerta del Prado’ urbanization and Don Miguel Hotel. This ‘green zone’ will be a beacon for the environment, local people and for tourism, and will … Continue reading

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La Chispa web relaunch

La Chispa mandala

This month sees the launch of the new la Chispa web site, overhauled recently to bring us up to date, easier to access and more interactive. Building on the success of previous versions of lachispa.net, the new site retains its high quality content and comprehensive online resource directory, southern Spain’s alternative Yellow Pages, as well as exhaustive events guide to classes, courses, concerts and festivals.

The resource directory now has over 2,000 entries – www.lachispa.net/resourcedirectory, so whatever you are looking for – yoga teachers, acupuncturists, … Continue reading

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Nov 11 – 16: Basics of Permaculture

A 5 day course with theory and many practical hands-on activities to learn and live Permaculture.

This short course is addressed to people:
– who have already plunged a bit into the world of permaculture,
– who want to refresh their knowledge
– who want to learn, see and experience how Pc can be applied at the specific setting of Los Molinos.
– who want to get ready to do the full 72h-Design-Course in the close future…
– anybody interested Pc and why it is an excellent and easy-to-learn approach to … Continue reading

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The Lunar Calendar – the gardener’s friend

Lunar Calendar

In this article Andrew Sloan shares his experience of gardening with the lunar calendar.

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Permaculture: the collection!

Have you ever dreamt of living in a heavenly and utopian garden surrounded by beauty and bouquets of sweet fragrance, full of food for the body and the soul, a place where everything fits into harmony with nature? This is the essence of Permaculture…this series introduces the principles of Permaculture

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City Gardens

Where ever you live you can grow something – here’s how to start

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Permaculture VII: The Compost Toilet

Have you ever dreamt of living in a heavenly and utopian garden surrounded by beauty and bouquets of sweet fragrance, full of food for the body and the soul, a place where everything fits into harmony with nature? This is the essence of Permaculture…this series introduces the principles of Permaculture

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Permaculture VI: Compost

Have you ever dreamt of living in a heavenly and utopian garden surrounded by beauty and bouquets of sweet fragrance, full of food for the body and the soul, a place where everything fits into harmony with nature? This is the essence of Permaculture…this series introduces the principles of Permaculture

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Permaculture V: Vegetable garden design and planning

Have you ever dreamt of living in a heavenly and utopian garden surrounded by beauty and bouquets of sweet fragrance, full of food for the body and the soul, a place where everything fits into harmony with nature? This is the essence of Permaculture…this series introduces the principles of Permaculture

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