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Courses and Volunteer Opportunity for at Regenerative Ag Broad Acre Permaculture Site in South Spain  RSS feed

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I, Doug Crouch, of TreeYo Permaculture have taken on a new project in Southern Andalusia inland from Cadiz and south of Seville slowly over the last six months.  Its been a wonderful pleasure and i invite you to participate in your learning through courses, advanced Earthworks or PDC, or as a volunteer.  The best volunteer conditions you probably will ever have especially if you enjoy yoga and top notch vegetarian food.  So courses are below:
10 Day Advanced Permaculture Course: Earthworks and Food Forests: December 11th- 20th. Suryalila Retreat Center, Andalusia, Spain: Click Here. https://treeyopermaculture.com/permaculture-design-courses-pdc/advanced-permaculture-course-earthworks-and-food-forest-land-regeneration-spain-dec-2016/
2 Week permaculture design course: Feb 26th- March 10th, 2017. Suryalila Retreat Center, Andalusia, Spain: Click Here. https://treeyopermaculture.com/permaculture-design-courses-pdc/permaculture-design-course-pdc-europe-spain-feb-mar-2017/

to learn more about the project click on this project partner page as well.  https://treeyopermaculture.com/project-development/suryalila-retreat-center-villa-martin-andalusia-spain/

Here is a bit of an excerpt:
The place holds a wonderful atmosphere with an amazing work done on finishing the restoration of the buildings that the previous owner had started.  It was once la fabrica, a processing center for olives and most likely other crops.  Over the years of change, the property had become rundown but the the buildings have come alive again with new wood and a vibrant array of different tints on the wall.  The olive trees of antiquity remain on the north facing slopes and are intermixed with horses that are utilized in eco-tours. Meanwhile the south side of this northwest running ridge was in a wheat field lease and was put into production for its last time in 2015/2016. It will be one of the key pieces of land regeneration but all the zones need the regeneration inherent through permaculture.  The organic garden lies above the wheat field, which is the transition to the building zone, chill-out spaces and the swimming pool. The garden has been redesigned to build soil and keep water and to form permanent beds.  The ridge where the buildings reside has had some mild landscaping done but is now being expanded through greywater pit gardens and tree planting will soon ensue.  Furthermore, another part of the land houses some middle age fruit trees with an animal yard in that zone.  Chickens, rabbits, alpaca, and donkeys all are mixed together in the space.  When you zoom out from the land the surroundings are a mix of abandoned land, some restored, and lots of industrial agriculture.  One doesn’t have to look far to remember why we are doing what we are doing on this level of breaking the monoculture for the benefits of polyculture.
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