After a relatively quiet and peaceful summer, we’re ready to begin a new programme for the autumn/winter/spring period, including opening the Casita Verde Ibiza again for Sunday visits, but for a very limited number of people and with a much different offer than before we closed the centre to visitors in July 2019.
Please see our Facebook page for full details of our new offer for visitors to Casita Verde Ibiza!
During the last half of August, Georgina and I went to visit the new Casita Verde 2 in Granada and to have our usual two week holiday away from Ibiza. This time, we left our lovely caravan parked among the olive trees in the new hill-top location and went off for days out around the area as well as staying a few days in the picturesque town of Ronda, just North of Malaga.
Of course, we did our normal job of cleaning up litter wherever we went and noticed some quite pronounced differences between the towns and villages, parks and walking routes we visited. Some were kept very clean and orderly, while others, although being potentially beautiful, were in our opinion, rather a disaster and quite badly maintained. I guess this isn’t so abnormal in Southern Spain, but it’s something that definitely needs to change if the region is going to attract the right kind of tourism, which in many areas is the one of main sources of revenue for the local communities.
As everyone living in Ibiza knows, there’s plenty of cleaning up to do on our little island too, and we’re supposed to be one of the top tourist resorts in the world. It seems like a never ending job here, with many groups now cleaning the island and a much higher level of awareness. However, we still have a long way to go before we can also be famous for having a beautifully clean island for both visitors and residents to enjoy.
Speaking of cleaning up our island, Greenheart Ibiza will again be involved in the ‘World Clean-up day’, celebrated on Saturday the 18th of September.
On the Facebook page of Plastic Free Ibiza, you can find all the details of areas to be cleaned up, times of participation and contact information, so please check out the link below and join in the action!
At Casita Verde Ibiza, we’ve been busy inventing lots of new recipes using mainly local products, ready to re-open our centre for Sunday visits. These recipes are also part of an on-line recipe guide we’re making called ‘You are what you eat’ and which will probably be available to download via our main website some time in the new year. These are simple and nutritious recipes for all ages and will be accompanied by nutritional information about the contents, so that we can inform our followers how to stay healthy, while enjoying some delicious local food.
One of our new inventions is called ‘Carob Cola’ and is made from a blend of our famous carob syrup, mixed with fresh lemon and orange juice plus some very strong liquid ginger extract, then topped up with soda to make a very healthy alternative to normal CocaCola style drinks. (It also tastes great with dark rum!)
With the value of raw carob increasing again this year, this should be yet another way to improve the popularity of this healthy local resource and ensure that farmers on the island are able to reap more benefit from their land.
Of course, if you have any questions about alternative lifestyle techniques, or want to know how you can be a more eco-conscious citizen, please get in touch by email, sending your request to firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling our main office on 608838190 (English and Spanish)
With warm greetings from Casita Verde,
Chris Dews – coordinator
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