The goal of permaculture is to build a holistic, sustainable system of agriculture and living space.
For us, this is reflected above all in the active discourse with the aspects of circular economy, durability, energy self-sufficiency and waste prevention in our planning.
The particular focus of permaculture is not to intervene in nature in a short-term corrective manner, but rather to support the ecosystem in the formation of a stable cycle.
In addition to the sustainable regeneration of the topsoil, we also focus on avoiding artificial fertilization and avoiding excessive artificial irrigation.
We want to heal the sins of past generations and preserve and protect the nature that has regrown in shape of Garrique and Macchie. In this way we would like to create a harmonic coexistence between agricultural landscape and wilderness – which will be beneficial for the soil and above all for biodiversity.
On our diverse types of soils, amongst growing fruit and vegetables, we are especially focusing on a kind of tree which has been thriving in this region for ages – and that without artificial irrigation and fertilization.
Ametller in Catalan
Amande in French
Almond in English
Mandel in German
The almond tree (latin: prunus dulcis), originally from Asia, was brought to Europe via Persia over 2,000 years ago. Besides their valuable fruits, these trees are renowned for their low demands on the soil quality and a very low water requirement. The abundance of proteins, unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamins, and minerals makes their fruits, the almonds, a superfood in our time. Their culinary versatility and especially their high nutritional value have led to steadily increasing production quantities since ancient times – globally.
Unfortunately, a large part of modern production takes place with a considerable waste of resources and the use of poisons in North America and in Australia.
Quality over quantity
This aggressive and questionable practice has been squeezing European almonds out of the market for years, which is reflected in declining production quantities. We want to counteract to this development, even if only on a small scale.
Our goal is to produce almonds from extensive organic agriculture and dry farming. That means no artificial irrigation and no artificial fertilization. We are letting nature pursue its ways and are rewarded with flavor instead of quantity.
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„It is the encounters with people that make our life worth living.“
Meeting and sharing have always been two of the pillars that have enriched life and ensured human survival.
In order to create an appropriate forum for exchange, we are planning to create a large communal sun deck below the Mas Baillette with an ecological infinity pool and jacuzzi.
To escape the summer heat even better, there will also be a large common room with a co-working space at the Mas Baillette.
For conducting workshops and retreats, we will set up a shala for yoga and other activities. In addition, you will find many diverse spaces on our site that are inviting you to hang out or celebrate at your own pace.
Relaxation in extensive nature far from noise and stress with a minimal ecological footprint!
The Rousillon is an incredibly diverse holiday region that still fascinates me even after two decades!