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DAY 20 (29.01.18) - PERMACULTURE TRAINING DAY AT FUNDACIÓN ESCUELA DE SOLIDARIEDAD

“Permaculture training day, finally!!

I have been waiting for this day since the moment we arrived at FES. 

To begin with, James, Sam and Ernest took us to the African House and after a moment of meditation we started our training. We had an introduction about Permaculture and how it became so important in their lives. We played different games throughout the training that kept us captivated and motivated to learn more and more.

Permaculture is a system of cultivation that respects the environment and the earth. As James said, "permaculture is a way of life". James, Sam and Ernest are three brave young men from the Gambia. They were forced to leave their country because of their beliefs and their ambition to preserve the eco-system. Far from home, far from their family they found in Spain a new home and in FES a safe place to live and the opportunity to practise permaculture while inspiring everyone with their amazing history of bravery and humanity. They taught me more than permaculture today, they taught me how to be a better human being and to appreciate everything I have. It is amazing to see a smile on their faces and their passion for the environment even after all they have suffered in the past. Very inspiring!”

By Carla

 

“Today we had permaculture training, I wasn't so excited because I'm not much interested in that kind of thing. But everything changed when we start the training.

First, we met 3 guys from Gambia, I have to say that I didn't know that that country existed until today.

Sam, Ernest and James are amazing, intelligent, the type of people that everybody would like to meet.

We started playing a game to relax a little and to get warm.

Then they explained what they do, and it's incredible and an example of passion.

To finish the training, they proposed that we should design the garden and then plant some lettuces. When we went to work I started to enjoy it more, and in the end the result was great!!!

Thanks guy for teaching us a little of your knowledge, and for trusting as that we could do the job.”

By Florencia

 

All photos were taken by Aermoo M1 cellphone.

 

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