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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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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:

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Arboretum Marbella Celebrates its Second Anniversary

Arboretum Marbella is an environmental charity creating a people’s forest in Marbella. Its aims are to create a public park of native plants and trees which is a site for conservation, education and a beautiful green space for everyone to enjoy. All their actions are aimed at informing and inspiring Marbella’s residents and tourists to become more aware of the importance of nature and protecting it by becoming more sustainable and less environmentally damaging.

Since the start on the 4th May 2011, when the Town … Continue reading

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INtransition Marbella – Una cita con el cambio por un futuro mejor – video

El 27 de octubre tuvo lugar en Marbella la Jornada Internacional sobre Transición INtransition 2012, bajo el lema ” Una cita con el cambio por un futuro mejor” tuvo lugar este encuentro donde se trato la iniciativas de transición como respuesta a las diversas crisis ( económica, pico del petróleo, cambio climático), donde se conto con la participación como ponentes de Juan del Rio (Red de Transición del Estado Español) , Filipa Leao Pimentel (Transition Network), José Martín Sanchez (Coín en Transición) y la videoconferencia … Continue reading

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IN Transition 2012: An appointment with change, for a better future

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

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Arboretum – PDC 2012 – Permaculture Design Course

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

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Arboretum 1st anniversary

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Arboretum Marbella celebrated their first birthday in May 2012 and announced some extraordinary achievements. During this short time they have planted over 10,000 native shrubs, plants & trees and welcomed more than 3,000 students to learn about the environment, sustainability and organic land management. These are giant steps forward in creating the People’s Forest and becoming a leader in environmental education, but they have even more ambitious plans for the year ahead.

Arboretum Marbella’s First Year in Numbers
• Since 4th May 2011 a total of 156 … Continue reading

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Ancient wisdom

The end of the International Year of the Forest was marked at Arboretum in Marbella on 29th December 2011 with a tree planting by the area’s oldest woman, Antonia Aranda Fernandez. 98 year old Antonia planted her favourite tree, the almond, surrounded by friends and family and recounted stories from her long and varied life.
Antonia has 5 children, 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. Born on 3rd February 1913, the third of 14 children in a farming family, Antonia has had a hard but … Continue reading

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Málaga Alternativa – Huerto El Caminito

Urban vegetable gardens are starting to appear in cities allowing people to be close to the land and grow their own food. Some city councils and associations have started these vegetable garden projects recently so that the elderly can put their knowledge into something productive that brings a breath of fresh air to the cities; and for young people to learn where food comes from. The projects come in many different forms. Some have decided to divide land or deserted plots into small, single units … Continue reading

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Arboretum – Sowing the seeds of a forest for the people

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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.

Given the special nature … Continue reading

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