Endoca Gazpacho soup

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For most of you outside of Southern Europe, September brings the first hints of autumn. A crisp bite in the morning air, children returning to school new uniforms in place. But in Spain the summer just keeps on giving. In fact now we’re in September,  day time temperatures are returning to just the bearable side of boiling. The vegetable patch is providing the last …


Why Permaculture matters at the Endoca Institute

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It’s been a quiet few weeks at the Endoca Village otherwise known as the Endoca Institute of Cannabis, Natural Medicine and Sustainability. The hemp harvest in Denmark has been taking up a lot of our energies and we are trusting that our precious vegetables and herb garden are surviving the heat well with some regular watering. One of the founding principles …


The hole gets deeper – will we find water?

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21/07/16 Today has been a big day, at last the right tractor came after a long explanation about why they returned 4 days after we had agreed. Of course it was due to some misunderstanding between the Spanish people and they said – sorry! We are happy the hole is getting slowly bigger and we know for sure now that very soon …


Volunteers needed to help with cork harvest

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14/07/16 Was a chilly morning, the earth smelled of a fresh water meeting with dust. Our first words this morning were: “do we have any water”? The water reservoir  looked very empty and we closed off the system as we were afraid that there might be some unnecessary leak. But after a short discussion we found a company which promised to …


Join our Vision – Endoca Institute of Cannabis, Natural Medicine and Sustainability

Mary Biles News, Village 1 Comment Look at this beautiful, unspoilt spot just north of Barcelona. It’s the blank canvas, given to us by nature, that in a matter of months will become our much dreamed about Endoca Institute of Cannabis, Natural Medicine and Sustainability – a place where healing can happen through an organic raw food diet, medicinal cannabis, yoga, meditation and naturopathic therapies. …


Volunteers’ Diary – more volunteers and less insects please!

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12/07/16 This morning was almost  ‘cold’ – only 20C 7:30am and cloudy.  It was pleasant to drink morning coffee outside and look at the mountains from out new “viewing terrace”. We can see about 5 km now even as far as the sea on a clear day. This view gives us the possibility to observe nature which is more powerful than …


Volunteers’ Diary – Sunsets and Rainbows

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10/07/16 Yesterday we saw a fantastic sunset from our newly cleared, panoramic hill. It was so impressive that even the children stayed quiet for almost a minute. Today is Sunday and a work free day, so we have time to observe nature and soak in our surroundings. Morning started with 23 C in the shade and I was very surprised that the grass in front …


Volunteers’ Diary – have we got enough water?

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Welcome to the first ever post on the Endoca Institute Volunteers’ blog. Our task is to transform this beautiful, blank canvas in the Barcelona hills into a sustainable paradise for creativity and natural health. We want you to follow us every step of the way and will give you regular updates on our progress at ‘the village’ as we volunteers call it. …