Agenda Spring 2015

25 03 2015

If you are interested in these 2015 events please get in touch for the latest information on dates and availability thegurney@gmail.com

April 24 – 26: Volunteer weekend 

Lets get the earth on the green roof!! We can put the earth up in the corner with a tractor, but need many people to spread it evenly over the whole roof. (Exchange = kitchen stocked with food and drink for the weekend, first 2 people to confirm get free transport). Vamos a tirar tierra para acabar con el techo verde. En cambio por trabajo hay comida y bebida en la cocina, y las primeras 2 a confirmar tienen transporte gratis también.

May 1 – 4: Riberola Festival

Riberola is an off-grid eco festival in the wild mountains of Terra Alta, Southern Catalonia. The festival is half an hour drive from Boodaville. Festival de música y talleres “eco” a media hora de Boodaville

May 2015: Workcamp – Radiant Floor

A program including one full day of workshops. The objective is to use bio-construction techniques to install underfloor pipes and put in the floor. Leader of workshops/working days – Chris Fraser

May 29 – 3: Restorative Weekend Retreat

Recharge and detox with a weekend away. Optional sessions include yoga, relaxation techniques, coaching and more…

June 5 – 7: Volunteer weekend

Exchange = kitchen stocked with food and drink for the weekend, first 2 people to confirm get free transport. En cambio por trabajo hay comida y bebida en la cocina, y las primeras 2 a confirmar tienen transporte gratis también.

June 12 – 14: Boodaville Festival 

3 awe-inspiring days dancing, playing, singing, learning, laughing and celebrating the achievements so far of the Boodaville Project. 3 días de inspiración bailando, jugando, aprendiendo, riendo y celebrando los logros del Proyecto de Boodaville.

June 20 – 27: Workcamp – Permaculture Design

A program including one full day of workshops on permaculture design. The objective is to implement parts of the Boodaville design. Leader of workshops/working days – Alessandro Ardovini

Long term volunteers: 

Wwoofers are welcome on site (nº 892) and we are also looking for past volunteers and visitors to be on site to host them. Invitamos a Wwoofers durante estos meses (nº 892) y también buscamos a gente que han venido antes para cuidar a los wwoofers nuevos.

WORK AT BOODAVILLE! VOLUNTEER AND PAID POSTS AVAILABLE….





Announcing… The Boodaville Festival 12-14th June 2015

19 02 2015

boodaville poster FINAL





Anuncio…. The Boodaville Festival 12-14 Junio 2015

19 02 2015

boodaville poster final spanish





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18 01 2015

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This year’s annual report

8 01 2015

For all the gory details of what went right/wrong in 2014 and how much it cost, have a read of this! (solo en inglés, perdona)

https://boodaville.wordpress.com/about-2/annual-report-201314/





the olive harvest!

15 12 2014

Our weekend is pretty well summarised by the photos and videos – lovely winter sunshine and an activity that was good for body and soul, as well as helping us leave the planet a little better than we found it.

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Tree-climbing and then big bursts of energy to shake and whack the branches were our preferred method to get the olives down – a highlight from Saturday was Bernat’s monkey dancing- In one particular tree he had his feet balanced on different branches and could jump quickly from foot to foot using his body weight and the energy generated by hollering loudly to shake the olives down. (sadly there’s no video of that one). In between all this activity is the calm work sorting the olives from the leaves.

After a few hours of shaking, sorting, picnicing, and trying to teach Kira to put the olives in the bucket not take them out, we headed back to our warm apartment in town. As a winter treat I think I’ll be happy to rent an apartment every olive harvest. We very much appreciated a hot shower and an indoor kitchen to cook up a hearty dinner of the local butcher’s excellent sausages with cabbage from Gustavo’s vegetable garden.

Sunday was spent improving the efficiency of our collection method – more shaking and less whacking brings down less leaves with the olives. It means there are many olives left on each tree but with limited time and without volunteers we looked for the way to get the most olives for the least effort.

In all we collected 50 kilos, but we left at least 100 more on the trees. Our harvest, like 60% of the fincas this year, was infected with a burrowing fly so we couldn’t keep the olives to eat as we had planned, but they can be used to make oil. Before leaving we gave the 5 buckets to our neighbour who will add it to the harvest he takes to the mill and give us the oil in return.





Latest news from Boodaville!

30 11 2014

xtra xtra it’s here .. on this link (en castellano también)








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