finca_verde:start

Finca Verde

  • Location: Lanjaron, Spain
  • Status: Open for volunteers, other visitors welcome by appointment
  • Permanent resident capacity: 3
  • Volunteer resident capacity: flexible - from May 2022
  • Current population:
    • 2 human residents
    • 3 dogs,
    • 1 daily farmer visitor

The Finca is around 7km from Lanjaron

The land consists of several plots of land including:

Name of Plot Cultivating Size Irrigation Status Next steps
South Side Olives, some fruit trees 1 ha irrigated with watering pipes Clearing up last season pruning, rolling over the weeds, fixing irrigation system parts
East Side Olives, some fruit trees 1.6 ha irrigated with watering pipes End of the season rolling over the green manure
Orange grove Oranges 2 acres irrigated by overflow/watering pipes roll over weeds when dry
Almond hill Almonds 0.7 ha not irrigated harvest in August
The Wilderness top none 1 acre not irrigated none
The Wilderness valley Olives 1 acre irrigated by overflow none
  • It has a small two-bedroom farmhouse (Cortijo)
  • A water deposit (Alberca).
  • A tool shed
  • A horse stable
  • A chicken coup
  • A pig stye

In the pipeline:

  • Outdoor shower
  • Compost toilet
  • Micro cabin
  • Outdoor kitchen

Facilities

Electricity is connected (220V, 3kW) » needs to be upgraded to 5kW

Irrigation water through the local irrigation system (acequia) is available every Sunday for 6 hours.

Potable water is available free from the town - but has to be brought in canisters from Lanjaron at the moment. We are monitoring potable water use.

Vision

We want to

  • transform a conventional olive & almond farm into a permaculture organic regenerative farm
  • offer a space of learning and reconnecting with nature
  • Participate in the local economy
  • support and participate in aligned local community projects
  • provide regenerative services

Here's a summarized history.

Visiting

At the moment we can only offer a space to park or a camping spot.

Visits are welcome but please only by appointment.

Volunteers

Laboratorio hoja de olivo - análisis del suelo y del agua

We are in the process of setting up a soil and water analysis lab. More info on this soon.

Research

There's a lot of research to be done in order to make this a financially sustainable and regenerative project. We collect these topics here.

Projects

We are not especially spiritual, our ethos is to live peacefully in nature and with our neighbours, building a community of mutual care. We love the quiet stillness of the countryside and would like to keep it this way.

At the moment work on the land is privately financed but we hope to turn the farm into a self-sustaining project.

Farm Accounting records

Services

Wish List

A list of things we need/want to have.

Suppliers

The farm is privately owned but we are thinking about ways in which to preserve the land for stewardship.

Land Stewards Programme

Governance

The resident team meet monthly to discuss the following:

  • financial health check
  • roundup of last month's activities
  • next steps

Volunteers are welcome to attend if they wish.

Work management

We use Gitlab for tracking and assigning work, the permanent residents will be using this system, the volunteers will not be required to use it. Instead, the farm manager will work hand in hand with the volunteers to explain the tasks that need completing.

  • finca_verde/start.txt
  • Last modified: 2022/06/24 12:08
  • by aimeejulia