Permacultura Aralar
Permacultura Aralar
Details
Commenced:
01/05/2008
Submitted:
23/04/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
ES
Website:
http://www.permaculturaaralar.com/
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate





Followers
Alex Kruger Anne Wuchold Antonio Scotti Armand Mangeon David Braden David  n Abigail Diego Gutiérrez Elena Parmiggiani Hari Wilkinson Hubert de Kalbermatten Ignacio Artaza jesus sierra Jesús Ruiz Gámez Klifford J Fyshwick Liam Phelan Maged El Said Matt DeGiovanni Merry Cox Millie Hrdina Nikola Stojanoski Pierre Jeurissen rob durham Rodrigo Moreno S. Symens Stephen Purvis Talia Minor Tim Hamilton Tom Kendall Ute Bohnsack Win Almazan
View Updates

Permacultura Aralar

Project Type

Rural, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Aralar Permaculture is a particular project (family of 4) located near Aralar's mountains. 1.6 hectares of land well targeted, fertile, 500m high, with spring and a stone's house with more of 300 years. We are implementing Permaculture's knowledge to develop a site that serves as a demonstration and inspiration for others.

Project Description

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

Aralar Permaculture is located near Aralar's mountains. It has 1.6 hectares of land. well targeted, fertile, at 500m high. With spring and a stone's house with more of 300 years. The land was purchased in May 2008 after a long search, and consists of about 3,000 m2 of trees (chestnut, hazel, oak, ash, elder, etc). The remaining land is pasture, almost all covered with brambles and nettles. One half is fairly flat and the other one has a slope of 20-30 degrees. In the middle, a hedge with the spring. In the picture below you see the site when we bought it:

 

In autumn 2008 we did an access road to the house with an infiltration trench to capture water. We have planted fruit trees: apple, pear, fig, cherry, plum, peach, loquat, blueberries, kiwis, etc). Also cleaned up some of the nettle and brambles and put alfalfa, clover and grass. We prepared a small pond to store some water. In the next picture you can see some of these changes:

 

In the next picture is the distribution by zones of the site. Note that slope is important in some places and we must take account of this to stablish zones:

 

At this time we are fixing the house, expanding the pool (passes form 1m3 to 7m3), we have 2 water tanks of 1000 liters in the highest point for irrigation by gravity, and are mounting the irrigation system. We are also repairing the fence, because wild animals come from the forest and damage the fruit trees. When the fence and irrigation system is finished we will start with a orchard.

FUTURE PROJECTS:

As future projects we want to repair a hydraulic ram to pump water to tanks without pumps. Build a home-made turbine to generate a small amount of electricity, thermosolar panels to heat water. And we have more ideas but we are developping gradually.


The project is familiar, most of the time one person is working alone in their spare time. One of the things we want to show is permaculture can be done with little labour. We have hand tools and basic agricultural equipment (cultivator, brush cutter)


In the future we want to build more tools and equipment, preferably hand tools (wood chipper for example). I think this could be one of our specialities.

TO FOLLOW OUR PROJECT:

The main source of information is our website, a copy of which is passed to Facebook, both are in Spanish (some things in english). Usually 3-6 items per month.

Here (in PRI) we include the most important news of our project translated to English.

At the moment it is not possible to visit the site, perhaps in the future with the realization of workshops and courses. Don't worry, you can follow us here.

Greetings,

 

Updates

Evolution of Mandala-Lauburu-Garden

Evolution of Mandala-Lauburu-Garden: some pictures taken during this summer

Posted almost 5 years ago (0 comments)

First Permaculture Introduction's course: July 2012

From time to time give a course in our local environment, this has been the first one and was great.

Posted about 5 years ago (0 comments)

Summer tasks in Permacultura Aralar

A list of our summer tasks

Posted about 5 years ago (0 comments)

Lauburu garden finished

Finally our Lauburu-Mandala-Garden is going !

Posted about 5 years ago (2 comments)

First Guided Tour in Permacultura Aralar !

Our first guided tour, we've scheduled more in July and September.

Posted over 5 years ago (1 comments)

Lauburu-Mandala garden: the concept

Our concept about Lauburu-Mandala garden, One project desired and almost finished

Posted over 5 years ago (2 comments)

Water !!

It’s a special moment when you end the installation of water, open valves and water comes out wherever you want, clean and fresh, without effort or pumps, only by gravity’s force.

Posted over 5 years ago (2 comments)

Pumping water

How we pump water in our permaculture site

Posted over 5 years ago (0 comments)

Water Tanks finished (II)

Finally we've finished our water tanks with 2000 liters. A few improvements and all is fine now.

Posted almost 6 years ago (0 comments)

Drip Irrigation

How we use drip irrigation with our ten kiwis

Posted almost 6 years ago (0 comments)

Kiwis and their structure

Kiwis need work, here's our plantation

Posted about 6 years ago (0 comments)

Earth Dam (I)

An approach to our earth dam, completely handmade with earth and stone of the site itself and about 7m3 capacity

Posted about 6 years ago (0 comments)

Water Tanks for irrigation (I)

To irrigate by gravity we have installed two tanks totaling 2000 liters

Posted over 6 years ago (0 comments)

Making an access road: earthworks, evolution, problems, tips

Evolution of the access road since we made it in summer 2008. Our experience could be useful for you.

Posted over 6 years ago (4 comments)

Irrigation system, current status and a brief review of the future

Here shows you the current status of the irrigation system in our site, we are improving the system with one earth dam, water tanks and more..

Posted over 6 years ago (0 comments)
Courses Taught Here!
Project Badges
Rural Demonstration Educational
Administrators
Victor Barahona - Admin
Team Members

Report Permacultura Aralar

Reason:

or cancel

Hide Permacultura Aralar

Reason:

or cancel

Legend of Badges

Note: The various badges displayed in people profiles are largely honesty-based self-proclamations by the individuals themselves. There are reporting functions users can use if they know of blatant misrepresentation (for both people and projects). Legitimacy, competency and reputation for all people and projects can be evidenced and/or developed through their providing regular updates on permaculture work they’re involved in, before/after photographs, etc. A spirit of objective nurturing of both people and projects through knowledge/encouragement/inspiration/resource sharing is the aim of the Worldwide Permaculture Network.

Member

Member

A member is a permaculturist who has never taken a PDC course. These cannot become PDC teachers. Members may be novice or highly experienced permaculturists or anywhere in between. Watch their updates for evaluation.

Male memberFemale member

Permaculture Matchmaker

One of these badges will show if you select your gender and the "I'm single, looking for a permaculture partner" option in your profile.

unverified

PDC

People who claim to have taken a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course somewhere in the world.

verified

PDC Verified

People who have entered an email address for the teacher of their PDC course, and have had their PDC status verified by that teacher. Watch their updates for evaluation.

pri_verified

PRI PDC

People who’ve taken a Permaculture Research Institute PDC somewhere in the world.

pdc_teacher

PDC Teacher

People who claim to teach some version of PDC somewhere in the world.

pri_teacher

PRI Teacher

With the exception of the ‘Member’ who has never taken a PDC, all of the above can apply to become a PRI PDC Teacher. PRI PDC Teachers are those who the PRI recognise, through a vetting board, as determined and competent to teach the full 72-hour course as developed by Permaculture founder Bill Mollison – covering all the topics of The Designers’ Manual as well as possible (i.e. not cherry picking only aspects the teacher feels most interested or competent in). Such teachers also commit to focussing on the design science, and not including subjective spiritual/metaphysical elements. The reason these items are not included in the PDC curriculum is because they are “belief” based. Permaculture Design education concerns itself with teaching good design based on strategies and techniques which are scientifically provable.

PRI PDC Teachers may be given teaching and/or consultancy offerings as they become available as the network grows.

pri_teacher

Aid Worker

The individual with this badge is indicating they are, have, or would like to be involved in permaculture aid work. As such, the individual may or may not have permaculture aid worker experience. Watch their updates for evaluation.

pri_teacher

Consultant

The individual with this badge is indicating they are, have, or would like to do paid permaculture design consultancy work. As such, the individual may or may not have permaculture consultancy experience. Watch their updates for evaluation.

community

Community Project

Community projects are projects that help develop sustainable community interaction and increase localised resiliency.