8 August 2016
The Permacultura zone at Pachamama hosts the seed Exchange counter, food workshops and other activities related to mother earth
Would you like to get to know a little about, and try, new and interesting food to balance your diet? Delve into symbolic cooking? Would you like to learn how to prepare healthy dishes with vegetable or sprout milks? Well here is your chance, with what is on offer daily from 14:00 to 16:00 in the Permacultura zone at Pachamama, which this year will hold its activities in a cane structure that we will finish building during the festival.
Permaculture (Permanent Agri-Culture; which can be maintained indefinitely and defends working ‘with’ and not ‘against’ nature; that which centres on caring for people and the earth, and the just supply of the surplus), has a special place in Pachamama. A renewed space where apart from promoting personal growth, our interaction with mother earth. Indeed another of the area’s main daily activities is directly linked to this theme: the seed exchange counter. Open daily from 13:00 to 22:00, we continue to promote this idea this year to delve further into concept of that gives it meaning: the need to preserve and cultivate native local seeds to guarantee food sovereignty, maintaining local varieties that are in danger of being lost and create an alternative to the biotech industry’s monopoly. To do so, and after the last years seed donation made by Quico Barranco (Semillas Madre Tierra) we are collaborating with the Red de Permacultura del Sureste Ibérico and the Llavors d’Ací.
And that’s not all. Each evening, from 16:00 and 17:00, in the Permacultura zone, and from 17:15 to 18:45 in the dome, we have organised talks and workshops about each of the 7 petals that are the permaculture fields of action: education and culture, health and spiritual well-being, finance and economics, communitarian government, land and nature management, construction and tools and technology. Do you want to take part?