This was the most productive visit, planting 15 hazelnut trees, building a wooden frame for the eating grapes and laying the nets for the olive harvest.
It really feels like its coming together now, the land is extremely beautiful and nourishing and lifts the grey of the city right away. To be surrounded by lovely autumnal colours and fragrances really is food for the soul.
Wow, so the seminar was just great. We arrived a little late (true Italian style) and even more tired but ploughed through the afternoon. Learning how to do and not to do building with straw bales. On day 2 the lovely Barbara and Stefano who hosted the course invited us to the front so that we could understand when Stefano was ‘talking Italian, talking Italian’. An amazing woman volunteered to translate for us, she is currently building her own straw bale home near Rome. The people were very inspiring and we had loads of info to work on. So off to the drawing board.
Just a few days to go til the seminar http://www.laboa.org/seminario_CP_ROMA_BJ_2013.html been printing and photocopying like mad to get the business plans etc to the Right people…excited.