Tagged: Madrid

Taking the Greatest Leap of my Life

The journey towards an earth-based, sustainable life in the countryside just got one step closer! Over a year and a half has passed since I committed to my radical dream of leaving the city and creating a life in the countryside. In that time many things have changed and life got a little bit, shall we say, bumpy! Between taking the step to move in with my partner, Sergio, the...

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Getting to the Root of the Community Garden Conflict

The community garden saga continues! What will my permaculture investigations reveal about the ongoing conflicts that have been plaguing La Plaza for so long? Using permaculture techniques such as stakeholder questionnaires, interviews, and a good old fashioned chat over tea and cake, I explore some of the problems that have been hanging around the community like a bad smell for too long. Beginning with a quick overview of the first...

¡Esta es Una Plaza! Inspiring Permaculture in the City

In this post I tell the story of an incredible example of what is possible when people come together to create something different in the world. This magical place is ¡Esta es Una Plaza!, an urban garden in Madrid that I am lucky enough to be using to base my permaculture design project on.  Here I share a bit about my permaculture studies so far and introduce to you this...