Sunday, 23 December 2012


An amazing experience of 2 weeks PDC Course with Bernard Alonso and Co-Teachers Helder Valente and Joao Concalves organised by Heal the Soil in the beautyfull area of Sesimbra in Portugal.Thanks a lot to all the students from 11 different countries and to Bernard Alonso,Helder and Joao for sharing there knowledge and experiences.Wonderfull and inspiring!

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Woods of Bussaco,Portugal

These paradise-like woods began to be planted by the Carmelites Friars, who came to live here as hermitages in the first quarter of the 17th century. It has a maximum length of 20km, rising up to 549m in the Cruz Alta (High Cross). It has vegetal species of the whole world, some of them came from America, Crete, Ganges, Goa, Italy and Lebanon, apart from the worldwide-known Bussaco cedar.

Bussaco forest is like an enchanted wood, as we can find the amazing centuries trees from all over the world, in this 105 ha walled national park with romantic lakes.

visit at Can Masdeu,Barcelona

Can Masdeu is a squatted social centre, residence and community garden in the Collserola Park on the outskirts of Barcelona. A former leper hospital which had been abandoned for some 53 years before its eviction, the squat became famous in 2002, when squatters in lockons and on tripods nonviolently resisted the eviction. During a three-day standoff, police were unable to remove the squatters, resulting in the case returning to the courts. After three years, the case was won by the owners, but no eviction notice has since been issued.

Most Sundays there is an open house and from 100 to 300 people come up to participate in activities related to ecology, activism, and self-sufficiency.

 For most Sundays of the year there are public workshops offered in the social centre, the PIC, or Punt d'Interracció de Collserola. These workshops and presentations cover a variety of topics including:
A vegetarian meal served for which a donation is requested. The meal typically features food which has been harvested from the communities gardens or traded with other local farms.
The Social Centre and the rurbar, a cafe serving local and organic meals and drinks, is open most Sundays from noon until evening. Activities are listed on the website and in the newsletter Infousurpa.
A substantial renovation was necessary to make the space livable. Squatters cleared out rooms and repaired them and moved on to the adjacent space for a period of over 3 years. Residents enjoy a low energy, low impact lifestyle with few low power electrical fixtures and a couple of fireplaces for the sprawling complex.

The community runs a bike shop and repair clinic, bakes bread for itself and local customers, provides space to the local high school for meetings and performances, and it also hosts meeting of progressive and resistance groups.

Visit to Sintra Forest,Portugal

inspirational visit to the old growth forest of Sintra in amazing Portugal!have a look at this pictures