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La Loma Viva Permaculture Project
La Loma Viva Permaculture Project
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Cortijo La Loma, Gualchos, Granada, ES
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La Loma Viva Permaculture Project

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

La Loma Viva is a Permaculture farm and retreat centre on the coast of Granada in southern Spain. It is working farm and Permaculture demonstration site, nestled between the Mediterranean sea and the Sierra Nevada mountain range on a 7.5 hectare olive and almond grove just outside the village of Gualchos.

Project Description

At La Loma Viva - “The Living Hill” - our vision is to bring together Earth Care and People Care. We provide a platform for the research, practice and education of Permaculture and personal development - evolving the tools that can be used to encourage health and resilience in people and places. We offer courses on Permaculture and related subjects, as well as providing opportunities to engage with nature and the land in an experiential way. At La Loma Viva we wish to create an environment where we can “grow people and plants”, learn about all the inter-connected forms of life and rediscover our inherent and participatory relationship with the living earth. We call it a “Middle Way” project as our approach is one of cultivating an open and curious outlook - to break away from rigid ideas and belief systems. Using the guidelines of nature - where things are held in a dynamic equilibrium between extremes - we aim to explore possibilities and experiment with new ways of doing things.


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Rural Residential Demonstration Educational
Karen de Vries - Farm manager Ryan Botha - Farm manager
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Karen de Vries - Project co-ordinator Ryan Botha - Garden Manager 2015 season

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