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Laboratory Natural Farming
11-12 March 2023
Bullas (Murcia) Spain

No plowing, no fertilizing, no weeding, no pesticides, no pruning trees. 

And yet, there is a rich harvest to be shared, enjoying the natural abundance of nature.

How is this possible?

 

Learn how to trust and cooperate with nature.

 

The Japanese Masanobu Fokuoka (2 February 1913 – 16 August 2008), author of among others, ‘One straw revolution’ and ‘Sowing seeds in the desert', dedicated his life to the development of exploring this method of “do-nothing-farming” and the re-vegetation of desertificated lands. 

This system is based on the recognition of the complexity of living organisms that shape an ecosystem and deliberately exploiting it. Fukuoka saw farming not just as a means of producing food but as an aesthetic and deeply philosophical and spiritual approach to life.

About Kutluhan

Kutluhan Özdemir traveled and lived all over the world between 2014-2021 on natural farms started by students from Masanobu Fukuoka (the founder of Natural Farming).

Since 2019 he lives in Italy, where he bought land and practices natural farming on his own Natural Farm. This year there has been no rain since april and without irrigation or watering, there is a rich harvest. Kutluhan founded the Natural Farming Center NGO to spread the method of natural farming. He travels where he is invited, with a warm heart for places which are desertificated, and shares his experience. He started projects in Africa, South America en different places in Italy and Europe.

Program

SATURDAY 

10:00-18:00

Welcome moment

Introduction to Natural Farming. 

Questions and answers.

 

SUNDAY

10:00-18:00

How to start your own ‘do-nothing’ farm or vegetable garden? 

We will prepare a piece of land on the new property of Biosegura (which is in transformation becoming ecological) with straw, hay and manure and learn how to make seed bombs with clay and green manure crops which you can take home.

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Practical information

FOOD

Everyone brings something to share for lunch.

Water/tea/coffee will be available. 

 

LOCATION

We meet at the new location of Biosegura in Bullas. 

Address: Soon confirmed

 

HOURS

We start stipt at 10.00h and finish at 18.00h. Be on time! 

 

PRICE

Kutluhan shares his experience freely everywhere he goes. This means everyone is welcome to participate. We do appreciate a donation, depending on your own personal situation, to pay for Kutluhan and Rubina’s flights, their stay and the needed workshop material. The rest will be gifted to the NGO and invested in the development of a new Natural Farm in Spain. 

You will be asked for a donation while registering. Just feel what excites you to give for this wonderful opportunity. During the weekend you can always contribute something extra.

 

LANGUAGE

Kutluhan speaks English, Italian and a bit of Spanish. 

The main language of this weekend will be English with Spanish translation. 

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