Introduction workshop to urban garden. GranGent/GentGran

Activity dates
28 of March of 2014
29 of March of 2014

Some key lines of Es Baluard is promoting the museum as a common paradigm of respect for equality at all levels as well as the rights of living beings in order to contribute to a more sustainable and fair world, keeping respect for ecology and environmental resources from education in civic values, social commitment and culture. This is gradually constructed from art and contemporary creation, with harmony between content and container. Thus arise projects of this type which, using some areas of the building like the upper terrace, encourage the possibilities of the building to invigorate it with projects that harmonize with them. This introductory seminar will be a course on the basic principles that provide the keys to create your own urban garden at home and on the basic principles to keep and make seeds and our campus.

Urban gardening is an easy way to bring agriculture to arid territory of the cities and enjoy the products of a self-managed orchard. The basic principles of making an organic garden, seasonal, local varieties will be transmitted.

This workshop is part of the GranGent/GentGran cycle and is taught by Aina Maria Socies (Montuïri, Mallorca, 1983), degree in Environmental Science and Masters in Agroecology. Her research are local varieties and associated knowledge recovery. She is a member of the Association of Local Varieties of Illes Balears.

  • Workshop aimed at people older than 60 years.
  • This activity is free and places are limited.
  • Registration is in order of enrolment.
  • Enrolment through or calling 971908201 from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday.


Friday, 28th March from 4 to 7 pm

The Basic Stuff – Squad / seeds / Where and how to get the seed / Basics of sowing / germination / transplanting.

Soil – Compost / how to make their own compost / Feed / The substrate and features.

Light and water – Plants for sun and shade plants / Facing down / Types irrigation / Dose and frequency.

Cultivation – Crops for families / associations / rotations / Compatible plants and home remedies.


Saturday 29th March from 10 am to 1 pm

Harvesting and seed extraction – What is the optimal point of consumption and seed / Extraction of seeds per family.

Conservation of the seed itself – Conservation methods / Important features of conservation / Seed viability.
Practice – Become your own roster of local varieties / Sow and label the different varieties.