Erik van Lennep wrote:Hi Steve,
I hope to meet you too
I will be living quite close in Orba, starting some time this autumn.
Travis Davis wrote:Speaking from experience and having a farm that is not at my home, I would move to the property if I were you. It’s so much easier to maintain, identify and control pest issues, and save plants from death if you are there rather than having to drive hours to get there. We live two hours away from our property and visit twice a month for a few days at a time, we would be much further along with less financial investment, if we lived there.
Jones Green wrote:Great project Antonio and I see you have already put a lot of effort in it.
I have a somewhat similar project along the coast of Southern Murcia, although I am not that far yet 😊. I have planted many of the same species as you list. A few other plants I have good success with so far and which you could consider to add are passionfruit (had 2 harvests this year and over 150+ delicious fruits from just 2 plants (vines), lemongrass (smells good and great for Asian cooking), blackberries and Chinese gooseberries. Also, Moringa trees grow very well and fast here and the leaves are super nutritious.
If you like we can meet once and swap some seedlings.
Hugo Morvan wrote:Hi Antonio
Great you have help
I try to motivate other dutch permie residents in your region to read your blog
Many young people want to migrate to Spain and Portugal because of the new rules
Things are moving here as well
Groups are forming who want local organic lifestyles
I ve been going to demonstrations a lot handing out adapted seeds to people wanting to garden
Did you check out Pascal Poot his seeds?
He lives in south of France in a hot spot and grows plants without watering or chemicals for twenty years or something
He only saves seeds from disease resistant plants
I live a thousand km north but bought quite some seeds for my landrace of him
I went there his farm is at five minutes from where i took this pic
The soil was like a tennis court
If you need help with the French pm me
Anna Sundlöv wrote:Hola Antonio!
I just stumbled over these many pages of you telling your story, with many wise interplanted comments from others. Truly inspiring to read! It caught my eye as I also have one foot in Denia, but the other in Sweden, with plans to progressively live more and more in Denia. We used to live in Madrid but relocated to Sweden 12 years ago. I just finished a permaculture design course where my final project was to create a combined food forest/vegetable garden at our site in Denia. It is located in Las Rotas which, as I am sure you know, is in dire need of some regenerative influencers. My husbands family is from Denia since many generations, and had their own kind of food forest in Las Rotas before everything changed in the 50s with tourism that has since completely destroyed the environment.
I also read the post of you and Erik getting together to form a network in the area. I would love to meet and be a part of that process. We will be in Denia for the most part of April. How can we connect/meet?