CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo

ROOFTOP VEGETABLE GARDEN WORKSHOP

FRIDAYS 11:30 – 13:00 H.

ROOF TERRACE GARDEN WORKSHOP

22 SEPTEMBER 2017 15 JUNE 2018

FRIDAYS FROM 11:00 – 13:00

Aimed at anyone interested in taking part

Admission free, during workshop hours

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The roof terrace garden is a place where different generations can meet, learn and share their know-how in the collective creation of a new model for the city, based on ecological sustainability, the construction of close relations between neighbours of all ages, and a space in which to come up new ideas for a transition towards a world able to face up to the big challenges of the twenty-first century.

For the last five years the roof terrace at CA2M has had a garden built by members of the local community which is renewed and improved on a daily basis with the help of all those involved. It is living proof that urban agriculture is possible and productive within our cities. This year we will try to introduce a greater degree of experimentation and to apply the most innovative practices currently being implemented in ecological agriculture (H). We will continue advancing towards an increasingly more balanced ecosystem. In addition, this year we will add a new twist to the workshops to recover traditional or popular knowledge with our “housewives know-how” (S). We will also continue in our endeavour to recover traditional practices and forms of knowledge with the collaboration of all participants, in which we will learn techniques to ensure greater autonomy and to strengthen local networks of mutual support. We will also be introducing another type of action based on dialogue and collective debate, in which we will be looking for formulae for a transition toward a fairer, more sustainable and desirable world, grounded in our most immediate environs: Móstoles (D).

In collaboration with Instituto de Transición Rompe el Círculo.


PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE ROOF TERRACE GARDEN


PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS SEPTEMBER 2017

22 Sept. Principle of ecological agriculture (H).
We will begin the new season of workshops with an introduction to ecological agriculture from the macro perspective of agro-ecology and its basic principles. We will work in the garden to get it ready again following the tough summer months.

29 Sept. The importance of soil in ecological agriculture (H).
Different soils are living agents that intervene in the fertility of the earth thanks to the microorganisms that live in it and interact with our plants. In this workshop, we will find out about the types of materials to use on our plants in the garden and in pots and we will look at the basic concepts on types of soil and what we should do to increase their fertility.

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS OCTOBER 2017

6 Oct. Day trip: An ecological school garden

School gardens are an activity on the rise that offer many positive benefits for the educational community, both for the process of students’ learning as well as for promoting intergenerational and neighbourly ties. Accompany us on a trip to a school garden in Móstoles and we will help them to create a garden in the educational space.

20 Oct. A hammockdrome in Móstoles! Presentation and design (S).
Year 2030. Laziness is recognised as an inalienable human right in the Transition society. The Hammockdrome is an idea conceived for the exhibition Once Up on A Time … Móstoles 2030 and a chance to exchange forms of popular know-how to create a recreational space full of hammocks to be used by all the local people.

27 Oct. Reproduction by grafting and planting systems (H).
Learn to prepare seed trays and to plant crops for the autumn. In addition, we will have a truly practical session in which we can find out all about the different systems of reproducing aromatic plants.

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS NOVEMBER 2017

3 Nov. Rotation of crops for more fertile soil (H).

Besides providing us with nourishment, the varieties of plants in the garden play a key role in maintaining and improving the quality of the soil. We grow food in a sustainable manner without prejudice to the fertility of the land used.

10 Nov. My city, a treasure to be recovered (D).
A community education dynamic in which we will study different city planning models being applied today. We must pay particular attention to recovering spaces where the logic of profits and returns on investment has being prioritised over the sustainability of the life that takes place there.

17 Nov. Day trip: urban trees as niches for vegetation
We are presenting a proposal of edible routes (following the example of the Incredible Edible urban gardening project) in which we will lay the foundations for the creation of an edible route through the implementation of the project within the community.

24 Nov. Knot-making workshop: towards the Hammockdrome (S).
In this workshop we will learn to make basic knots and tools for our everyday life and we will begin to create our first hammocks using knots.

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS DECEMBER 2017

1 Dec. Homemade liqueurs workshop (S).

With a view to the upcoming holiday season and taking advantage of the fact that there are few tasks to be undertaken in the garden at this time of year, we will carry out an indoor workshop to produce liqueurs using local recipes.

15 Dec. Homemade turron workshop (S).
Preparing turron for the holiday season was once a common practice in the centre of Spain. At the current moment, there few people left who make their own turron. We don’t want this art to be lost and so we will practice ourselves and recover the special taste of this seasonal delicacy.

PREVIOUS SESSIONS

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS JUNE 2017

1 June. Water as essential element
8 June. Raw veganism workshop
15 June. Putting up the canopy over the garden
22 June. The garden in summer
29 June. Popular food and end of season

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS MAY 2017
4 May.
Gardening tasks for the spring
11 May. Homemade pellets for heating the home
18 May. Know your trees. A walk around Móstoles
25 May. Types of fertiliser depending on plants

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS APRIL 20176

6 Apr. Systems to avoid weeds
20 Apr. Xerogardening, ornamental gardens without extra water
27 Apr. Benefits of flowers in the garden

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS MARCH 2017

2 Mar. Growing beans as food for the future
9 Mar.
Garden watering systems: pros and cons
16 Mar.
Weaving Móstoles: creation of a crocheted canopy for the garden
23 Mar.
Action plan for the challenges of the future III

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS FEBRUARY 2017

2 Feb. Building furniture foe gardens I
9 Feb.
Building furniture foe gardens II
16 Feb.
Action plan for the challenges of the future II
23 Feb.
Regenerating soil

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS JANUARY 2017

12 Jan. Action plan for the challenges of the future
19 Jan. New ideas for creating terraces
26 Jan. The greenhouse garden

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS DEC 2016

1 Dec. Constructing collectively: a tapas competition.

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS NOV 2016

3 Nov. Urban resources for agriculture.
10 Nov. Ideas for compost at home
17 Nov. Working with esparto and other basket-weaving materials.
24 Nov. Urban mobility. A paradigm shift.

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS OCT 2016

6 Oct. Carbon farming: plants that help keep the soil fertile.
13 Oct. Bookbinding workshop.
20 Oct. Overview of how to make preserves.
27 Oct. Reproducing aromatic plants: cuttings and other techniques.

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS SEPT 2016

22 Sept. Ecological agricultural systems: the bio-intensive method.
29 Sept. The garden and the moon.

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS JUNE 2016

3 June. Construcción de una criba para compost casera (H).
10 June.
Ideas creativas para reducir residuos (T).
17 June. Ideas para salvar el huerto ante las olas de calor en el huerto(H).
24 June. Reencantamiento de la Vida Cotidiana. Despedida del curso y comida popular (D).

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS MAY 2016

6 May. Favorecer la biodiversidad II: creación de un hotel de mariquitas (H).
13 May.
Lujosa pobreza: cómo vivir bien con menos.(D).
20 May.
Recetas para producir derivados lácteos.(T).
27 May.
El huerto sostenible: sistemas que ahorran trabajo (H).

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS APRIL 2016
1 Apr.
Semilleros de microorganismos y abonos alternativos(H).
8 Apr. Inventario de recursos urbanos para la vida sostenible(H/T).
15 Apr. Reconocimiento de hierbas silvestres(H/T).
22 Apr. Visualizando Móstoles en Transición(D).
29 Apr. Favorecer la biodiversidad: plantas compañeras(H).

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS MARCH 2016
4 Mar.
Producir para el autoconsumo.(T).
11 Mar.
¿Es neutral la tecnología?(D).

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS FEB 2016
5 Feb.
Poda productiva y trasplante de frutales (H).
12 Feb.
Cosmética natural III: remedios naturales (T).
19 Feb.
La lucha por la igualdad en un mundo en crisis (D).
26 Feb.
El método Bokashi. Plantación protegida (H).

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS JAN 2016

15 Jan. Cómo hacer germinados (T).
22 Jan. Mussgrafitti: creaciones en pared con musgo (H).
29 Jan. Las enfermedades ocultas de la sociedad industrial (D).


PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS DEC 2015

4 Dec. Taller de licores caseros (T).
11 Dec. Cómo nos afecta el cambio climáticO (D).

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS NOV 2015

6 Nov. Cómo hacer membrillo y cabello de ángel (T).
13 Nov. Purines y otras recetas para nuestras plantas (H).
20 Nov. Construcción de una compostera giratoria (H).
27 Nov. La promesa de las energías renovables (D).


PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS OCT 2015

2 Oct. Taller de encurtidos (T).
9 Oct. Asociaciones beneficiosas. Plantación de otoño (H).
16 Oct. Diseño de bancales. Construcción de bancal palestino (H).
23 Oct. Imaginarios de futuro (D).
30 Oct. Tratamiento de suelos. Cómo reconocer los tipos de tierra (H).


PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS SEPT 2015

18 Sept. Introducción al huerto ecológico (H).
25 Sept. Tareas del huerto en otoño (H).

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS JUNE 2015

12 June. Cómo recolectar nuestras semillas (H).
19 June. Construcción de un secadero solar (T).
26 June. Construcción de cocinas solares portátiles (T).

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS JULY 2015

3 July. El huerto en verano. Organización (H).
10 July. Despedida del curso y comida popular.

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS MAY 2015

8 May. Insecticidas naturales. Como hacer jabón de potasa (H).
22 May. El poder de la comunidad (D).
29 May. Taller de serigrafía (T).

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS APR 2015

10 Apr. acondicionamiento del huerto para la primavera (H).
17 Apr. plantación de primavera. Sistemas de riego (H).
24 Apr. cómo reconocer hierbas silvestres comestibles (T).

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS MARCH 2015

6 Mar. Aprendiendo a hacer mermeladas (T).
13 Mar. ¿Cuántos kilómetros recorren los alimentos? (D).
20 Mar. Abonos naturales y compost.(H).

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS FEB 2015

6 Feb. Diseño de espacios -Creación de huertos colgantes (H).
13 Feb. Apicultura: respetemos la labor de las abejas (T).
20 Feb. Visualización: Móstoles 2030 (D).
27 Feb. Práctica de semilleros en cama caliente (H).

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS JAN 2015

23 Jan. Pico del petróleo y crisis energética.(D)
30 Jan. Cómo hacer tus propios embutidos. (T).

 
PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS DEC 2014

5 Dec. Cosmética natural (T).
12 Dec. Salud de las plantas y control de plagas. (H).

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS NOV 2014

7 Nov. Taller de setas comestibles (T).
14 Nov. Preparativos de invierno en el huerto y plantación (H).
21 Nov. Autocultivo de champiñones (H).
28 Nov. Bancos de tiempo y monedas sociales (D).

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS OCT 2014

3 Oct. Recolección, secado y usos de las plantas medicinales (H).
10 Oct. Economía del compartir y grupos de consumo (D).
17 Oct. Asociaciones beneficiosas. Plantación de otoño (H).
24 Oct. Platos y postres de temporada: compartamos nuestras recetas (T).

31 Oct. Métodos pasivos de refrigeración y conservas (T).

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS SEPT 2014

19 Sept. Presentación del curso y puesta al día tras el verano (H).
26 Sept. Tareas de otoño en el huerto (H)

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS JUNE 2014

6 June. Preparación del huerto en verano "Manos a la tarea"
13 June. Elaboración de pasta artesanal
20 June. Programación colectiva del periodo estivo "Un huerto comunitario"
27 June. Cierre del curso Comida y concierto de "las ordenes de mayo"

 

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS APR MAY 2014
4 Apr. Taller de plantas silvestres comestibles.
25 Apr. Movilidad urbana sostenible. Arreglo de bicis y paseo ciclista.
9 May. Elaboración queso artesano
23 May. Elaboración de cestería artesanal.
30 May. El modelo eléctrico y la factura de la luz.

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS MAR 2014

7 Mar. Permacultura I. Principios de permacultura enfocada a las ciudades.
14 Mar. Permacultura II. Residuos o subproductos. Diseño y reparación de contenedores de plantas y nuevos elementos.
21 Mar. Permacultura III. Agua. Escasez, cosecha y autogestión.
28 Mar. Permacultura IV: El jardín. Diseño de nuestras terrazas y huertos.

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS JAN FEB 2014

17 Jan. Taller de cultivo de champiñones en casa.
24 Jan. Taller de poda de olivos. El taller se adelanta a las 11:00 h.
31 Jan. Taller de eficiencia energética en el hogar.
7 Feb. Elaboración de pan artesano.
14 Feb. Preparación de semillero temporada primavera-verano. Intercambio de semillas de temporada.
21 Feb. Presentación de la Red de Huertos Urbanos.
28 Feb. Preparación del huerto para la nueva temporada.

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS DEC 2013

13 Dec. Control de plagas con métodos ecológicos

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS NOV 2013

Saberes tradicionales en torno al huerto:
8 Nov. Aprendiendo a hacer mermeladas.
15 Nov. Cocinando en ecológico. Cómo hacer platos de estación.
22 Nov. Nutrición de las plantas. Residuos orgánicos y compost.
29 Nov. Propiedades medicinales de las plantas. Cosmética natural

PROGRAMME OF SESSIONS SEPT OCT 2013

20 Sept. Toma de contacto tras el verano. Compartiendo experiencias. Revisión y planificación de tareas.
27 Sept. Limpieza y plantación temporada otoño/invierno.
4 Oct. Recolección y producción de conservas. Métodos y práctica.
11 Oct. Recolección de semillas. Puesta en marcha del banco de semillas.
18 Oct. Plantación temporada otoño/invierno.
25 Oct. Bombas de semillas. Excursión y lanzamiento por los lugares olvidados de Móstoles..

 

To consult previous activities:

Roof terrace garden workshops http://institutodetransicion.rompeelcirculo.org/talleres-de-huerta-ecologica/
Community education dynamics  http://institutodetransicion.rompeelcirculo.org/dinamicas-de-educacion-popular-para-la-transicion/
Recovering traditional know-how http://institutodetransicion.rompeelcirculo.org/recuperacion-de-saberes-tradicionales-2/