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First Hugelkultur garden

The first hugelkultur orchard has been set in the perimeter of the Valldaura house. In our case, the reasons respond to an environmental and functional demand. First, there are a huge amount of…

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Mariano Bueno’s Workshop

This 24th, 25th and 26th of May Mariano Bueno has been in ValldauraLabs offering a workshop about biointensive horticulture. He’s an expert, a pioneer and a great divulgator of Ecological Agriculture, Geobiology, Bioconstructions…

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Mushrooms Workshop by Ferran Masip

During the 20th of May, Ferran Masip Valls visited Valldaura to teach a Workshop on Edible Mushroom growing. At the beginning, Masip gathered the group of interns, and without further explanation, told them…

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Berlin students visit Valldaura

TU-Berlin’s Urban Design & Communication (urbandesign.staedtebau.tu-berlin.de) – together with students from Michigan State University (MSU) and TU-Dortmund – visited IaaC’s Valldaura Campus during a trip to Barcelona. The excursion served as an introductory week to…

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Intelligent Beehive done!

Finally, the first of Intelligent Beehives is settled on the Valldaura fields. It is the first of what will be Valldauras’ honeybee hives.

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Mapping Valldaura

As part of the International Permaculture Day celebrations at Valldaura Labs, the Action Group started off the days’ events by digitally mapping the walk from Mundet Metro station to Valldaura. The excursion took…

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Rocket Heater for the coffee

Preparing coffee may take long in the kitchen. One of the interns, Victor Guber, decided to solve the problem building a rocket heater. A rocket heater is a highly efficient heater, which uses…

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Visit of Josep Lluís Martinet

Last Thursday we received the visit of Josep Lluís Martinet, owner of the renowned Bodega Mas Martinet. It’s always great to be influenced by such insightful people.

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Josep Mascaró and Collserola

Josep Mascaró, head architect of the Collserola Park, has taken a group of students of Valldaura to the Magerola hill, a close-by location. It is a peculiar place, right at the end of…

Henhouse Routines

Every morning, around 7am, the interns go to the henhouse to open it, so the chiken, ducks and goose can wake up for the day. The aninals then have access to the space…

Our Own Mortar

On the west side of the house the ground is quite clayey. The interns decided to work on that earth, extract it, to give it a future use. Essentially, they make piles out…

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Solar Oven is ready

After quite an amount of work, some thinking and some sweating, the solar oven is ready. Essentially, along the process of building the oven, we’ve come to understand, at a deeper level, how…

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14 May, 2013

Intelligent Beehive done!

Finally, the first of Intelligent Beehives is settled on the Valldaura fields. It is the first of what will be Valldauras’ honeybee hives.

2 May, 2013

Visit of Josep Lluís Martinet

Last Thursday we received the visit of Josep Lluís Martinet, owner of the renowned Bodega Mas Martinet. It’s always great to be influenced by such insightful people.

25 December, 2012

Volunteers clean the forest for a Forest Garden

A group of volunteers, including IAAC students, met on December 25 to clear a piece of forest in Valldaura. The selected area was abandoned more than forty years ago, and weeds, bushes and…

13 December, 2012

Valldaura Day 1150-2012

19 November, 2012

Marco Poletto’s visit

  Marco Poletto, director of the research studio at the Architectural Association and co-founder of ecoLogicStudio, visited Valldaura this 21th of January. Poletto will be part of the Master Design for Self Sufficiency,…

1 January, 2012

Forest Garden class by Jamie Nicole

Forest Garden class by Jamie Nicole

  • Intelligent Beehive done!
  • Visit of Josep Lluís Martinet
  • Volunteers clean the forest for a Forest Garden
  • Valldaura Day 1150-2012
  • Marco Poletto’s visit
  • Interview to Mariano Bueno in Valldaura
  • Forest Garden class by Jamie Nicole