Think Like a Forest
La Loma viva - Permaculture & Retreat Centre
La Loma Viva is a permaculture farm & retreat centre on the coast of Granada, Spain - a living model of regenerative design.
A design science for creating human habitats that regenerate their local ecosystem.
We hold courses on many aspects of permaculture and sustainability - to get people inspired and empowered.
Our beautiful, eco-friendly centre provides accommodation and delicious organic food for retreats, courses and events.
Upcoming Courses in 2018
The PDC is one of our favourite events of the year! Participants gather from all over the world to become part of the global permaculture community that is taking action to create positive change. The PDC will empower you to better understand and work with the natural world and give you the foundation for designing a farm or garden, growing your own food, creating a sustainable business and even transforming your life. And it's guaranteed fun!
Join us for an exciting journey that takes you through the whole cycle of sustainably growing your own food. This practical course can be taken on its own or as a follow up to the PDC where you can apply your learning right away. We guarantee a stimulating, informative and fun workshop that will provide you with the tools, inspiration and confidence to create a productive seed to table system. Along with enjoying delicious food from the garden and getting our hands into the earth!
Introduction to the theory and methods of Syntropic Farming (SF1), with agroforestry legend Ernst Gotsch. This workshop is part of his European tour in collaboration with Life in Syntropy and Agenda Gotsch and an international project to create demonstration sites in different countries and climate zones. You will learn the foundational skills and philosophy of Syntropic Farming as well as have the opportunity to experience planting a Mediterranean system.