We sit in a beautiful environment surrounded by nature, mountain and forest. We live in a way that most energy comes from our own resources, mainly through the local knowledge of life in the mountains and pastures.
Visitors can enjoy, share and learn from this self-sufficient life, as we are gradually giving shape to this philosophy of life. Starting with the refuge construction site, with local materials (stone, wood, and clay), then onto garden preparation which will give us year round vegetables.
Learning Workshop and Local Self Knowledge
Natural Park Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche / Sierra Tentudía (ANDALUCIA / EXTREMADURA) * Culture ethnographic, biological, ecological, agricultural, … is the heritage of humanity, it is the duty of all to convey the knowledge does not disappear because of the very useful but dangerous globalization.
* The workshop is led by a specialist in the field.
* The workshop is customized to suit the needs of the group specific (language-Spanish, English, French, German-adults, children, …)
* Part of the proceeds is intended to reinvest in local development, and environmental.
Approach to the half.
– Climate / geography / ethnography …
– Natural Park of Aracena and Picos Aroche
– Biosphere Reserve
– Introduction to agroecosystem Dehesa
1. NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: mountain meadow and Mediterranean
a. Introduction: the use of local natural resources, rich biodiversity and associated ethnographic strong culture environment. Extraordinary wealth of natural resources and local knowledge
b. Wood handling
c. Management of trees (fruit, oak, oak, cork oak, olive, chestnut, pine)
d. Orchard Management
e. Knowledge of wild plants
f. Knowledge of agroecosystems: meadow, riverbank, solano, shade, senaras, grasslands, orchards, forest
g. Knowledge of plants, water, wind, temperature, fire, unevenness in the terrain-slopes, altitude, sunshine, shade – stone, mud, animals, pastures, Mediterranean forest.
h. Cooking with fire. Fireplace tentemozo cook.
i. Garden (traditional orchard management).
j. Water use.
l. Iberian pork, hams, sausages.
m. Tools: cucharro cork oak, oak wooden plow, a bull horn spoons, beef, casserole of oak, olive Bareta baskets, rods Swift chestnut to olive trees.
n. Hens, honey, candles.
o. Management donkey, mule (manure, transportation, tilling gardens, senaras).
2. FARM WORK
a. The olive grove: types of olive-chamomile, gordal, barracuda -, cultivation, handling, processing of table olives, olive oil processing, production of olive Bareta baskets.
b. The chestnut: crop management. Chestnut production for human use, timber production. Drying of Chestnuts (wattle), roasting chestnuts.
c. Fruit trees: plum, quince, alberchiguero, almond, fig, grape, Bruno, pomegranate.
d. The traditional garden plowing with a beast (iron, mule), manure, transport donkey loaded with panniers, water stream, pond, flood irrigation system (ditches teachers, masons, steaks, houses, cooking, criaero, cooker chochos, seasonal garden, spring / summer – potatoes, tomatoes, three kinds of summer, hanging, hot peppers, not spicy, pumpkin, zucchini, watermelon, melon, friajones, eggplant, chickpeas, peas, eggplant, strawberries.
3. CATTLE WORK
4. FORESTRY WORK
d. Production of coal (bowling), development of cisco (picon).
e. Management bushes, rock rose, broom, torbisqueras, Kermes.
5. ENDOGENOUS ARCHITECTURE, Vernacular and Sierra de Aracena Sierra Tentudía
a. Shepherd's hut.
b. Chestnut, poplar, pine.
c. Fireplace cook (Venturi effect).
d. It was to beat.
f. Dry stone walls.
g. Paved floor.
h. Buildings of stone and mud-houses, shelters, pens, tinahones-doblaos.
i. Rodezno mills (grind flour for making bread)
j. Stone ovens (bread, meat).
a. The window.
d. Josefita (wild mushrooms).
a. Gazpacho andaluz Aceite oil.
b. Matanza Extremadura.
c. Migas, tomato soup, stew.
d. Culinary spices (parsley, cilantro, oregano, thyme sansero, mint, pennyroyal, basil, chili, …).
e. Preparation goat cheese.
f. Olive oil.
8. ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING
a. Eco-cinema projection: environmental education, library of movies on some of the best directors in film history (classical and contemporary Spanish and foreign), Robert Bresson, Jean Renoir, Hayao Miyazaki, Bernard Tavernier, Moncho Armendariz, Jose Luis Berlanga , Akira Kirosawa.
b. Principles of organic production: agriculture, livestock, mutualism
c. Introduction to Permaculture.
In farm management, livestock and farm forestry we are guided by a combination of traditional methods with those who are "green" ("organic," "organic") and sustainable. Agrosystem seek a balanced, stable and productive environment, and among other things we do not use toxic chemicals or pollutants, control pests and diseases organically, produce food consumption on nutritional quality, optimize resources and local potentials, maintain soil fertility, preventing degradation of its structure.
We want to promote and experience traditional rural life and organic farming, respecting the environment and getting quality food, taking the local cultivars.