visit l’hort del circ

once in a while we have people asking to visit the circus farm and today was one of those days :) gemma wanted to know more about the project, we gave a walk and talked a little about permaculture and urban farming. we also add time to clean a bit and take care of some hungry caterpillars :p

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new farmers

some weeks ago olga ricomà, a teacher from the secondary school martí i franquès, asked us if she could come with her students and visit l’hort del circ. we say: sure! we are now on the perfect timing for the winter vegetables. so they came, I give them a tour on the different plants we have and how we can use them. lucky for some we also have aloe vera ;)

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then we started to prepare a table. here we use coco fiber and humus as soil. we planted red cabbage, savoy cabbage, onions, and romanesco.

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at the end we covered all the empty with ceramics pieces. keeps the moister on the soil and the cats don’t like walking on them :)

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the teachers also made some pictures, you can see them at their blog.

mantaining l’hort del circ part1

l’hort del circ is 100% made of recicled woods and once a year we need to paint everything to preserve the woods from the winter moister and the autumn rain. we normally get used oil from the local restaurants but today we’ll use 6 months of used oil from a friend’s family (tks laura;) we filter a bit and that’s it, just paint until the wood take some time to absorb the oil ;)

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autch.. this can hurts a foot!! wondering why people keep throwing trash and cristal bottles to here..

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small improvement: you can visually tell how much water is inside this tank ;)

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doors open @ l’hort del circ

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today we open the circu’s farm to the public. from 19h to 22h we had music, drinks and talked with everyone interested on this particulary urban farm. it took us 2 years and the contribution of many people on design, building structures, maintain things alive and keep the place clean. it’s a just a joy looking to the green spot we have created over the ruins of a roman circus ;) thanks everyone that stoped by and a special thanks to all of you who made this urban farm possible.