This was great timing as my mum was here so my little girl had someone to look after her while I could go along to this finca and meet some Permaculture people. The finca is run and owned by Paul (an English man) and his wife Emily ( a German). Antonio from Permacultura Galicia had invited me along to meet everyone. They were running Module 1 of the course all about People Care. It was very in depth and at times I felt a little out of my depth especially as I was tuning into Spanish again! Lot´s of books to recommend but I´ve left my notes at home so I will add to this blog later. Paul and Emily are also WOOF hosts so if any of you fancy a visit they are a mind of information.
The loo with a view!
Hens and pond - I´ve got to go back to collect my first hen and cockeral in a few weeks.
This fencing gave me a great idea as I need to enclose some land and this is an economical way of doing it with the bits of wood I have all over the barn.
They have tried to run the place as a community and different people have come and gone
This is one of the houses that has been built in their woodland using available materials.
Solar energy is used to supply the cabins. Fires are a hazzard so the ground is cleared and used as compost or mulch.
This cabin was made up of part of a caravan.
Hemlock grows all over the place.
Inside one of the cabins and the grey water system.
Working on the Permaculture tree.