Nial Ragnarson wrote:Hi there, I am in the Seville area of Spain, I am also intrested in doing such a project but like wise do not have the funds to get land. I have worked on several farms and permaculture projects as a volenteer in the last 4 years, including a couple of months at PermaPuebla. Depending on the land and the ground conditions there are many options for cash crops. The rent to buy idea is something I have been intrested in, but due to my poor Spanish finding recorces here is difficult for me intill my spanish improves.
For now I just have a small 10x10m allotment here in the city so at least I can continue growing some veg for myself and learn better the growing contitions here which are very different to growing in the UK. It´s giving me good experence in market garden style growing which is something that maybe linked with community supported agriculture (CSA) combined with rent to buy could help with funding the rest of the project. Even setting up some allotments to rent out could be another idea depending on the location. Around Seville there are several privete allotments that rent a 10x10 plot for 30 euros a month and a simular rent a chicken egg box scheme.
Well just a few idea that I have had, and a bit about me, have you had anymore luck yet finding anything?
Albert Schapiro wrote:
Hi Nial! Thanks for taking an interest.
I've also seen a couple of those around here, and one really small one for senior citizens inside fuengirola. I've also thought about hosting a community garden like that, just need to find an affordable property near the city.
Here's a minor update of the project: We have started renting some land outside of Cartama. It is 7700 m² for 175€/month with around 100-150 orange trees, ~10 pomegranate bushes, a couple of mandarin trees and some grape vines. It hasn't been cared for in 10 years and all of the land needs some tough love. We're still discovering a lot about the land and experimenting some. It's fun and a great learning experience.
Nial Ragnarson wrote:
Thats great news, yes always a fun learning experence, is the whole area covered with trees or is there some open space for planting and growing some veg as well, or are you looking at growing between the trees. Did you find the land via an agent or where you able to find the land owner and directly contact them. Your a little far out for regular visits from here, on my budget at least, but would be nice to come and visit sometime and see what you have going on there. All the best with it in the mean time.
Steve Farmer wrote:Do you have connection to water? Is it agricultural or potable water? How much per cubic metre? Any restrictions on how much you can use?
Regards - Steve