Tagged: permaculture

community garden

Conflict in The Community Garden

Anyone who read my last post about the community garden ¡Esta es Una Plaza!, a community garden in Madrid, may have come away with an idealistic view of a utopian community in the city full of like-minded people, working together for the common good of all and transforming the city in the process.  Whilst this image is indeed accurate in many ways, it would be naive to think that there...

¡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...

Volunteering in the Azores

Volunteering in the Azores: Adventure, Magic and Reality Checks (part 2)

This is the second instalment of the summer I spent exploring alternative ways of living in the magical islands of the Azores, where my dream of living a sustainable life in harmony with nature first started. We begin where we left off in part 1, at the moment of crisis at Quinta da Canada, the young permaculture project on the island of Sao Miguel, where I had been volunteering for...

The Azores

Volunteering in The Azores: Adventure, Magic and Reality Checks (part 1).

This is the story of my first encounter with the wonderful world of wwoofing, permaculture, off-grid living and the back to the land movement. It is a story of inspiration, vision, dreams, magic, romance and synchronicity… However, it is also the story of harsh realities, disappointments and disillusions. This is where I first glimpsed the possibilities of alternative ways of life and first connected with like-minded people who shared the...

the simple life

Off-Grid Explorations Part 1- The Valley of Dreams

This summer I decided to go and see for myself what all this off-grid living is really about. Do I really have what it takes to live the simple life and am I really prepared for such a change? I went to visit ex-city boys Max and Nick on Freedom Farm to find out.

wisdom

Wisdom From The Field of Ninnu- An Interview with Gian Marco.

Instagram followee turned friend, Sardinian organic farmer Gian Marco shares his knowledge of synergy gardening, permaculture, wwoofing, changing the world and gives advice for those looking to take the plunge into the wild world of organic farming. Uplifting and philosophical, this conversation is for anyone wondering if there is another way and if so, what it might look like.

off-grid dreams

Off-grid Dream 6 Months in- How Far Have I Come?

A new community, permaculture explorations and co-creation in action- reflecting on what I have learnt so far as I follow this off-grid dream. We are now at the end of June 2020 and things seem to have slowed down and sped up at the same time. The fire that I spoke about back in January when I made my declaration to the world is still going strong but the initial...

argentina salt flats declaration to the world

A Declaration to The World

Bolding declaring to the world my dreams and my intentions for my life…after this there is no going back! As one year comes to a close and another one begins, we often reflect on life and where we are going. With the trees bare and the cold winter wind banging at the door, nature seems to will us into hibernation. This time of year seems to support us in going...