THE CIRCULAR TIME

“The leaves danced green, twinkling. I felt that this was the true paradise on earth. Everything that had possessed me, all agonies, disappeared as dreams and illusions and something that could be called true nature was revealed to me.” Masanobu Fukuoka, promoter of natural agriculture. If we were asked about time we would say that it goes too fast, that we often feel the stress of seeing how it escapes us, as, at the end of the day, we have not managed to do everything we had planned. This has not always been like that. In ancient societies, basically agricultural, they conceived time as a constant repetition, as the circular return of what had already happened before. The past was returning and the future, to some extent, was known. Hence the importance of knowledge of grandmothers and grandparents to advise in decision making. They were societies that had a strong connection with nature. The succession of natural cycles, which are repeated incessantly, marked an unchanging rhythm. There was no possibility of speeding up time, or squeezing it, or saving it. Women and men, like nature, were at the service of atmospheric conditions, seasons and lunar cycles. There was a time of hard and constant work and a time of rest and social life. When working the land, planting a garden, growing a forest, we flee from linear, synchronized and also scarce time from everyday life to experiment with cycles, understand the patterns of repetition and immerse ourselves in another temporal conception. The forest invites us to dance to the rhythm of nature, which is a patient and hypnotic rhythm, like that of rotating dervishes. This allows us to relax and live more in the present. Learn, but also unlearn. Do, but also undo. Dilute and expand, understand that we are no longer a part, but a coherent and organic whole with the environment. And that we are not actually sowing seeds to grow plants but to grow ourselves.

2020-03-02T13:56:01+00:00 March 2nd, 2020|

MU OR DOING NOTHING

Masanobu Fukukoa is a Japanese peasant, poet, intellectual, philosopher, revolutionary and, above all, wise. He has been close to nature for seventy years, asking who we are and who we should be in the future. He is the creator of natural agriculture and the "nendo dago", the clay balls we learned to make in the seed workshop during the Almond Tree Festival, with which he wants to turn deserts into forests. The idea that Masanobu follows is simple: there is nothing that exists in this world, therefore it follows the philosophy of NADA MU; doing nothing. According to him not even knowledge is useful. "If you use thought to separate red from black, you have learned to separate red from black, but nothing about red or black." So the only thing you have to do with yourself to "flourish" is simple: seeds and clay. And the same can be done with the earth. Actually, human beings, to obtain food and water, try to control the earth and in this control is when destruction occurs. The human being believes that he knows nature but all he has done is divide it. The problem is solved by looking at everything as a whole. When vegetation is destroyed, oxygen is reduced and oxygen is what allows us to sing and be happy. The best way to regain joy is to throw clay balls. When making a clay ball, according to Masanobu, what you put inside is not only a seed but your soul, and when you throw it, it is not only your hand but the hand of a God. So last Friday, in the forest, we not only dressed up as Gods. We were real Gods.

2020-03-02T13:49:41+00:00 March 2nd, 2020|

THE BLOOMING ALMOND TREE PARTY

"Let the dry leaves fall, may the white flowers be born ... " José Hierro On Friday, February 21st, the traditional Almond Tree Festival will take place. We will celebrate that, during these dates, the fields are dressed for partying and the almond trees are embellished with their best clothes painting the landscape of a bright white. This year we also have another good reason to celebrate in community: together we will make the forest really a forest. That is why this year's costume theme will be the forest and the beings that inhabit it, and each cycle will be dressed in a theme related to this: Nursery: elves, fairies and magical beings of the forest First cycle: forest dwarfs Second cycle: forest animals Third cycle: Gods of Olympus Recommendations: -The costumes should be homemade, it is not about buying them but about dedicating a time together to make them. -They should be simple and comfortable, as we will walk like every Friday, and should allow freedom of movements for playing outside. -Also keep in mind that at 8.30 it is still cold. Schedule: 8:30 am: Students will meet at school. From there they will walk to the forest. Bring: breakfast, water, suitable walking shoes, complete change of clothes (socks included). 12 pm: Meeting of families in the forest. We invite you to come in disguise to share this moment in community. Family workshops: _Drawing from live: how do you imagine the forest? _Seed workshop Bring: garden tools, seeds, lunch to share according to the principles of the school. 1:30 pm: Shared lunch Families who do not stay for lunch, can pick up their children in the forest at this time. Location here>

2020-02-12T17:24:13+00:00 February 12th, 2020|

NATURE’S GIFTS

I often went alone. Sometimes, lost in amazement, I went deep into the woods, and I imagined that I was Mowgli, the character of Rudyard Kipling, the child raised by the wolves, so I took off almost all the clothes for the climb. If I climbed to a sufficient height, the branches grew thinner to the point that, if the wind blew, the world would lean down and then up. It was scary and it was wonderful to surrender to the power of the wind. My senses were filled with the sensation of falling, of climbing, of swinging; Around me the leaves split like fingers and the wind came in sighs and hoarse whispers. The wind also brought scents, and the tree itself certainly released its perfumes faster when the gusts blew. Finally, there was only the wind that moved between all things. Now, when the days of climbing trees have long passed, I often think of the lasting value of those first days of sweet laziness. I have come to appreciate the wide view offered by the tops of those trees. Nature calmed me, focused and at the same time excited my senses. Last Child in the Woods. Richard Louv

2020-01-13T12:56:47+00:00 January 13th, 2020|

EMBRACE THE SOLSTICE

During these dates, the animal kingdom and the nature that surrounds us begin the time of hibernation. Exhausted bodies seek heat, darkness and silence. The trees lose their leaves. The forests remain silent. It is a time to descend and rest, to assimilate, from calm and stillness, everything that has happened during this year that ends. But what happens around us? Lights, noise, traffic, consumption ... It seems that they want to drag us to the opposite place to which the body asks us. Let us then embrace the sense of solstice. Let's get carried away by this natural tendency that pushes us to go inward, as all creatures do. The cold is only bitter if we are far from the heat of our homes. If we follow the smooth and calm path towards our inner feelings we will see how winter, in fact, is kind since it allows us to enter the darkness of ourselves, listening, accepting and loving. Winter eliminates distractions, noise and presents the perfect time to rest and retire. Then it will restart all over again with the new year, and as a seed planted in the depths of the earth, we will rise with renewed energies once again to run, laugh and dance under the sunlight. Enjoy winter and happy advent to everyone.

2019-12-15T15:58:58+00:00 December 13th, 2019|

THE AUTUMN CELEBRATION 2019

The Autumn Celebration is a festivity that connects us with the current time and makes us more aware of the progressive change of the seasonal rhythm. Days are shorter, the night lengthens, the light and heat of the summer slowly disappear and we have to look for them inside us. The lanterns we make during this days at school symbolize the inner light that guides us, that illuminates the path and gives warmth to our hearts, inviting us to a silent retreat and introspection.

2019-11-11T09:41:43+00:00 November 11th, 2019|

EXCURSIÓ DIVENDRES 14 DE JUNY

Alumnat infantil, primer i segon cicle de primària: Can Arabí Trobada i recollida: Camí de Bellveure, km 1.2, Binissalem Veure mapa> Horari: 8:30-13:30 h Portar: berenar, aigua, roba i sabates adequades, muda completa de recanvi. Els altres grups participaran en els tallers de teatre a l'escola. Horari: 8:30-13:30 h Portar berenar i aigua.

2019-06-10T07:13:23+00:00 June 10th, 2019|

LA TRAVESÍA

Como viene siendo tradición, el alumnado de la sexta clase al finalizar su etapa de educación primaria cierra el ciclo y se prepara para los profundos cambios que le esperan con una travesía por la Tramuntana. Este año acompañad@s por las veteranas que cursaron sexto el año pasado. Durante mucho tiempo esperan con emoción esta aventura, que llega en el preciso momento en el que están preparad@s. Es algo así como una prueba de madurez, donde se dan cuenta a cada paso montaña arriba y sintiendo el peso de la mochila, de su valor, voluntad, fortaleza, resistencia, camaradería... Esa pesada mochila del principio -ya que llevan lo necesario para tres días de frugal alimento y austero descanso bajo las sagradas estrellas y brillante luna- va pesando cada vez menos a medida que van hallando sus propios recursos para seguir adelante, con alegría y orgullo de si mismos... Cada sombra para descansar, fuente donde beber y poza donde refrescarse se fijará en sus excelsas memorias como un bello recuerdo para toda la vida. De parte de todo el equipo de Sa Llavor y en particular de Irene y Eduardo os queremos dar la enhorabuena. Gracias por vuestra compañía, determinación y alegría. Giulia: “Para mi las acampadas siempre son únicas e inolvidables. También estoy triste porque ya se acaban, por eso nunca me olvidaré de esta. También me ha gustado mucho compartir la experiencia con l@s de mi antigua clase.” Lila: “La acampada ha sido muy divertida y me lo he pasado muy bien, aunque a veces no tanto. He conseguido subir el Puig d´Ofre. También me ha gustado estar con l@s chic@s de 6º EP.” Sienna: “Me ha gustado mucho la travesía. Me ha dado la oportunidad de interactuar un poco más con 6º EP. Me lo he pasado muy bien.” Camille: “Aunque me he cansado en la acampada, me ha gustado mucho. Es muy guay y me lo he pasado bien. Ha sido difícil y aún así me ha gustado, ahora las de los viernes me parecerán fáciles.” Lea: “En la acampada me lo he pasado muy bien. Las noches fueron frías y ruidosas, sobre todo la última. Aún así me ha gustado mucho. Me han gustado también las historias por la noche y me lo he pasado bomba con tod@s mis compañeros. Quería daros las gracias.” Nil: “Esta acampada ha sido muy divertida aunque también me cansó un poco. Me lo pasé muy bien con mis amig@s. Cada día me cansaba menos y me lo pasaba mejor.” José: “Creo que ha sido la mejor experiencia que he compartido con mis compañer@s. Ha habido momentos duros, luminosos y de miedo. Ha sido cansado pero al final tod@s hemos podido llegar a la meta. He aprendido que a veces mis demonios pueden ser mis ángeles. Gracias por el apoyo de l@s maestros, su ejemplo y su amor por la naturaleza”. Samuel: “Hacer esta travesía fue una gran experiencia. Ha sido muy divertido, sobre todo las noches. Tuvimos que caminar mucho con

2019-05-27T09:45:51+00:00 May 27th, 2019|