From the forest to the balcony - nature in small spaces.
Here in Monestevole we have space and resources to produce fresh and organic food, however the situation is different for those who live in the city and doesn’t have the same resources.
People, you wouldn’t imagine what you can grow even in a little urban space!
Simply imitating the principles of nature, we can transform every backyard, small balcony, wall and fence in growing surfaces. Doesn’t matter how small, with a pinch of creativity any place can turn into a luscious garden that can give you fresh and tasty food for the whole family.
In Monestevole we promote sustainability in every form, inside and outside our community.
We believe that everybody should be able to grow some of the food they consume. Pushed by this idea, we have decided to put together our knowledge and experiences in this course, empowering people to grow and re-connect with food and nature.
I like to get my hands dirty, love to experiment, iterate, work on new projects. I believe that in every project there is a lesson to learn therefore i never do something twice in the same way, i always look to improve the system, make it simpler and more efficient.
I have a Permaculture Design Certificate obtained in Australia where I also spent a year working in sustainable farms around the country.
I'm fascinated by smart food solutions for small spaces and urban areas, that can empower people with the knowledge and techniques to grow their own food and help them to reconnect with nature.
Researcher in Permaculture and systemic approach, Nicolo' completed his PDC in Italy and 2012 and has been deepening ever since his studies, trials, errors yet learning.
He started with urban PC in Rome, and has been operating mainly at Monestevole since 2014, as well as running some side projects and participating in workshops.
This systemic approach has brought him to learn about alternative teaching and information sharing.
Prices include 5 nights' accommodation, all meals & house wine and workshop participation
Our lovely 4 person dorm
Stay with 3 other urban gardeners, in Tempo.
450 euro per person.
Private room, shared bathroom
For a little extra privacy...
Your own private room with shared bathroom.
475 euro per person, for two sharing,
550 euro per person, single occupancy.
Private room, en suite bathroom
Eco-lux at it's best
Your own private room with en suite bathroom.
550 euro per person, for two sharing,
640 euro per person, single occupancy.