Here we are in the fabulous month of March, when all things begin to grow and projects start to blossom. As an ecological organisation with many different branches of activities, we are of course very busy growing a diverse collection of exciting projects which include:

  • The Ibiza Fènix project.
  • The Granada Casita Verde and Granada Ecologic project.
  • Continue the growth of our Casita Verde eco-centres to include a third one in Colorado and another in Gascony during the next two years.
  • The new Ibiza Limpia NGO and associated connections to other similar initiatives, both in Ibiza as well as on other islands in the archipelago.

At our local base in Casita Verde Ibiza, we continue to improve our existing structures and add more useful infrastructures to the existing model of an active eco-educational centre. This means we’ll have more opportunity to offer exciting workshops on sustainable lifestyle techniques, as well as have the possibility to invite more interested people to pass by and visit us.

Some of the new structures and infrastuctures are:

The ‘Tiny home’ caravan being built by Dutch Carpenter / builder Dorus Rijkers, is an ongoing project which will probably take a year or more to complete, since it’s made almost completely with recycled materials and gives also the opportunity for other members or interested individuals to come along and help build.

Nearly all of the main structure of the caravan is made from used pallets, which we have collected from various businesses around the island, plus a few that we had to buy in order to continue the basic framework on which the caravan is constructed. This ‘Tiny Home’, when completed, will be a miniature version of the Casita Verde, used primarily as a showcase of ecological living techniques for people who don’t have time to visit the whole centre, or who simply wish to see how they could live in such an environmentally friendly fashion without spending loads of money.

Improvement of the cultivations in Casita Verde, with the inclusion of a special ‘natural herb and aromatic plant garden‘, set up and operated by Pharmacist Steffi Amores and her Agronomist boyfriend Alberto Párraga.

The installation of a special ‘wildlife pond’ in front of the threshing circle and next to the children’s play area. This was started last summer time, but is a long process due to the amount of work required to dig and form the 10 metres wide area, plus install the lining, solar electric pump and circulating systems and will hopefully be completed before the end of May this year. The idea of this pond is to collect rainwater during the rainy season, plus demonstrate how we can effectively keep the whole system topped up during the long summer months without rain. The pond should attract all kinds of local wildlife, including frogs, dragon flies, birds and bees, plus any other wildlife that needs to drink.

We’ll be working on this exciting development every Thursday if anyone wishes to join in, so please get in touch with us if you’d like to do a day volunteering at Casita verde and be a part of the ‘wildlife pond’ project.

Workshops, therapies and events

Thursday 16th and 30th of March.

Carob syrup workshop and other of our tasty Casita Verde recipes such as carob brownies, carobchino or our new Forada sauce!

Homemade bread workshop, aloe juice and carobchino with our almond milk, always supporting the local produce!.

If you are interested contact us through info@casitaverde.com or at the local products market in Forada every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Healing for the body and mind with AcuEnergetics®

Every Tuesday at 7pm, from now on we will be offering a series of AcuEnergetics® Meditations. We spend these classes doing meditations to help still the mind and open the heart. We also practice ancient mystical meditations to open the light body. Some of these practices are Judaic in origin and some are originally Taoist, they will help your physical and emotional being – plus they are incredibly blissful to experience.

Minimum donation 5€. The meditation classes are open to everyone and you are welcome to come to one or all of the classes.

AcuEnergetics® is regarded as the most clinically effective energy healing modality in practice today. Based on a comprehensive understanding of the energetic physiology and anatomy of the body, AcuEnergetics® transforms pain and disease in the body and mind, by restoring the natural energy flow.

From now on we will be offering treatments for specific complaints (sports injuries • back & neck pain • stress & panic attacks • low energy & chronic fatigue • menstrual & fertility issues • knee problems • aches & pains • depression • headaches & migraines • breathing problems • shoulder pain • burns • post surgery pain • grief & trauma • numbness) together with a series of Wellness Balances to reduce stress and tension, increase energy flow, reduce stiffness, strengthen the immune system and bring about a feeling of deep relaxation and wellbeing.

For more informations on the AcuEnergetics® Treatments and Wellness visit www.acuenergetics.com and connect to Chiara at Casita Verde or write an email to chiara.acuenergetics@gmail.com

Oriental dance, Bollywood and Tribal fusion

Every Thursday beginning in April, we will offer you a session of oriental dance, Bollywood or Tribal fusion. In each session you can learn a mini choreography of one of these dances, and besides having fun, we will enjoy all the benefits that we bring.

Oriental Dance: helps us connect with our femininity, works especially the abdominal, pelvic and lumbar area reducing menstrual pain, improving digestion and helping to improve posture, and also improves our self-esteem.

Bollywood dance: with this mixture of Hindu dances that give off joy, passion, strength and sensuality we will improve our coordination in addition to helping us to tone our body.

Tribal dance fusion: derives from oriental dance, maintaining some of its steps, but increasing the intensity of its movements, improving body coordination, toning, flexibility and body awareness.

Valid for anyone, age and sex. Do not need experience, just want to learn and have fun. Minimum donation € 5 per session.

If you are interested contact Estefania through Casita Verde or write an email to estefi_ba@hotmail.com

Don’t forget, that if you have any questions about alternative lifestyle techniques, or want to know how you can be a more eco-conscious citizen, please come and see us on Sundays, or Thursdays at Casita Verde, Saturdays at the Local products market in Forada, or participate in our weekly cleaning events with the Ibiza Limpia campaign.

Also, we now have the Eco-wagon set up as a display centre for the various eco-building projects you can make yourself at home, or for which we offer workshops at Casita Verde with carpenter / builder Dorus Rijkers from Amsterdam.

These include such things as making a worm farm, installing a Rocket Stove heater, a portable eco-toilet, making a portable solar power generator, or building a solar water heater from recycled materials.

Check us out on www.facebook.com/CasitaVerdeIbiza for more info on events and workshops at Casita Verde.

You can also get in touch by email, sending your request to info@casitaverde.com, or calling our main office on 971 187353.

With warm greetings from Greenheart Ibiza