In times of climate change, everyone is talking about the problems, but only a few people are showing solutions. People have lost their connection to live with nature, but there are many sustainable alternatives for housing, agriculture and our daily life in general. The principles of permaculture are useful guidelines to implement nature back into our culture.
Many people have lost the connection and thus the knowledge for the productive use of nature. However, this knowledge is essential if we are to master the climatic difficulties that are ahead of us. Permaculture provides the principles for this. I would like to show this on a piece of property and convey it to others, and thus show how we can live naturally, self-sufficiently and still comfortably.
I'm grateful for any support to reach my dream, advice or helpful contacts on the island!
Permaculture means working with nature, not against it. Therefore, the land will have three main functions: It will provide a living area, where we will also teach knowledge of sustainable living, it will provide food for us, guests and possibly others and it will provide a natural habitat for wildlife and nature. The three functions work hand in hand and restore the circle of nature.
A derelict piece of land in Mallorca, without electricity or running water, will be converted into a fertile forest garden within 10 years. The whole process will be documented via Youtube and social media, in order to motivate sustainability beginners to a more natural lifestyle. In addition, workshops on the topics of regenerative agriculture, sustainability, permaculture, sustainable building and self-sufficient systems are offered on the property. The property will also be used for experimenting and trying out new solutions. Working on ideas for a greener future.
course room, recreation room, pool, facilities, chicken
Afforestation, wild life, woodland
Vegetable garden agro-forestry, organic orchard
After an intensive search and inspection of over 30 properties, I decided on a suitable property near Portocolom. It is a challenge in many ways, but also brings unique opportunities to illustrate the principles of permaculture and the transformation of a neglected piece of land.
The property is in an exceptional location, 10 minutes' walk from a small bay and 15 minutes from the tranquil fishing village and seaside resort of Portocolom. An unpaved road (an official hiking trail) leads from Portocolom to S’Horta past the property. The good connection to the transport network was important to me and excluded many other properties. The property can be reached on foot, by bike and by public transport. Portocolom can be reached by bus from Palma in 1.5 hours. In the proximity to the sea I see a further incentive for visitors to combine learning with vacation.
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The land is cultivated according to permaculture principles (holistic, regenerative and organic).
A quarter of the property is being afforested and used as a habitat for wild animals and native plants.
The property is used to host workshops, events on sustainable topics and farm-to-table dinners.
The harvest is used to feed the participants, of workshops helpers and others.
Rainwater is collected and used for showers and watering the garden.
There will be a camping site where course participants will be accommodated.
All buildings are built from renewable or local materials.
The wastewater (= gray water) from the showers and washing machine is used to irrigate the forest garden.
The buildings are energy and water self-sufficient, i.e. not connected to the electricity or water network.
It's obvious that I can't do this project on my own. I depend on mental, physical, as well as financial support from friends, family and from people who share my enthusiasm for permaculture and regenerative ways of life.
Thanks to all of you, who already helped me in one way or another!
Your contribution will be used to get the project started. The first expenses will be for the acquisition and development of the property, building materials, solar panels, machinery and loads of plants. Please download and distribute the pitch deck or businessplan to get an idea of what I have planned. If you require more information about the budget, feel free to contact me.
Account Information for donations:
Scarlet Alexandra Allenspach
IBAN: ES44 0061 0148 3101 8671 0170
Banca March, Mallorca
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