camino de santiago en cervera – gifts from the past

After the first big flood in October 2018 in Castellon with more than 400 liter per square meter in 24 hours we  had to repair an old part of a ancient street in our valley.

The flood washed out a lot of stones and gravel. The pathway became a river. This old street is part of the old infrastructure of pathways around our village Cervera del Maestre and therefor connetcted to the Camino de Santiago and the roman “highway” Via Augusta.

As in many cases old roads are talking a lot about culture, time, societies and trades. In our case we collected a lot of iron pieces, washed out from the flood and collected in lower areas between stones.

Every of this pieces has its own history. Some of them we can identify as parts of ancient tools for gardening and agriculture. some of them came from old wood constructions in local houses.

We collect them to use them as part of our artworks and as an ingrediente of a recipe to make black ink together with pomegrans.

To rebuild the street we collected local stones of different sizes nearby. It took us 4 days of work to rebuild just the ten meter of the ancient pathway.

If you come to the color garden, follow the signpost arrow to “Via Augusta” and with a little bit of luck you will find also a piece of european history between the rocks of this ancient pathway.

 

dulce de membrillo – the day of the quince

dulce de membrillo – the day of the quince – we come together to exchange recipies, to explore them and to share the results of the fresh quince fruits from our color garden in Cervera del Maestre.

We meet at 19 hrs in CASAdelDRAGON, Las Parras 19, 12578 Cervera del Maestre, Spain.

Join us for a nice evening with international guests and friends and lets have dinner together. Please apply via email or phone ( +49 160 99131933 incl. whatsapp).

arte participativo – una charla en Peniscola – 02.11.2018

Having a nice evening by talking about the first 4 years of the living community FamiliaFeliz in the libary LA TEMPLANZA in in Peniscola in Castellon.

We will start with a presentation and continue with an open dialogue about the goal to create and develop a social space for personal happiness and peace, embedded in european culture and history in the beautiful region of BAIX MAESTRAT.

Our community is open for new members as well as for people joining us for specific social art projects like Aquaponics, comon gardening, bio construction, education.

La Templanza  >  Carrer Solet, 8, 12598 Peníscola, Castelló

19 hrs – entrance free

Pictures of an exhibition – participatory social art performance

On the artist website www.petry.eu you could read a quot from Elon Musk: “I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.” and the reply from the spanish german artist Juan Petry: “I wanted to be involved in worlds that would change the thing.” Following his mission to figure out agagin and again new kinds of participatory social sculptures he invited friends and neighbours – with the german artist Rolf Habel – to a very special art exhibition.

Under the titlle “Copii de Ciocanesti – the kids of Ciocanesti” he mounted 14 canvas in the “room for art” in Windeck near Cologne, in our second home unit in Germany.

Every canvas was related to a real human friend in the area of Ciocanesti, a villlage 31 kilometer far from the capital Bucharest in Romania. Laura, Raluca, Irina and all the other children of the yearly summer school where described with a portrait foto, a short description and some information about their role in this summer school event.

The “special” in this exhibition was the issue, that no painting was worked out. Petry had mounted white canvas at each place.

Before the audiance entered the exhibition space, Petry talked about his experience in the summer school in the last two years and his workshops and the lovely people in Romania.

After a walk from canvas to canvas talking about the little stories related to the kids of Ciocanesti the audience started to work out all paintings. Everybody choosed 3 or 4 stories and they organised themselves in teams to paint 14 works in 4 hours.

Finally all art works where mounted again and we all enjoyed a walk through this “pictures of an exhibition”.

This is one of the works, titled: “Raluca”.

Garden party – the second birthday of a family member!

The smallest member of the family turned two and we celebrated with a big fiesta in the colour garden of familia feliz.

13 children age 5 months to 5 years with their parents enjoyed the time in the garden.

We started with coffee and cake, and opened really nice presents.

We had prepared a little game, where the children searched for a hidden pot with a little present hidden underneath with eyes closed. In german this game is called „Topfschlagen“.

We did a little mosaic on roof tiles, and I (Vero) was surprised that the little children (age 2) already had lots of fun and did a really great job with the ceramic pieces.

The process was really smooth. Some children stayed longer at the mosaic, some only did one piece and declaired themselve finished. Others preferred doing some gymnastics. The garden transformed into a paradise for children – without any toys.

The finished mosaic. Not perfect, of course but created with lots of little helping hands.

That was all the „programm“ we had though of in advance. And it was enough, the garden had so many spots to discover for the children. They started looking for fossils.

And found some good hiding spaces.

For dinner, Julien made a big vegetarian paella for 25+ people.

The dark came soon and we ate with candle light, it was really cozy.

The tents were already waiting for the little adventurer.

For most of them it was the first time camping.

The adults enjoyed the night outside (with lots of anti moscito candles).

The night was short, and in the morning it was quite cold.

But with the sunrise came the warmth and a full breakfast table.

 

Teeth brushing at the facilities – like on a real campground.

A great time for all of us and quite relaxing for such a big fiesta with children!

Thank you, FamiliaFeliz for sharing your ressources with us! The children and parents and we had a great time in your garden!

 

 

Familiafeliz Info Day 2018-10-06

FamiliaFeliz Info(rmation Day) 2018 – 10 – 06 from 10 am to 10 pm – Cervera del Maestre – Castellon – Spain

We come together with members, helpers and friends of our community to talk about further steps to develop our living community. We will show you our projects, resources, partners and opportunities and we are interested in your dreams, ideas and projects.

We will enjoy this day with delicious food and a lot of fun.

We have a lot of space for cars, caravans and  vans and mobile homes and we have some caravans on our colorgarden plot and limited places in the artist residence CASAdelDRAGON in the village nearby. Accommodation is free.

You could apply here for staying up to 3 nights for a short visit around this Info Day or apply here as a volunter for a longer visit.

the ray of hope 2018 – lightsculptures and sound

Friday night we invited friends to see some lightful objects in the art camp in the colorgarden of CASAdelDRAGON. We started at 22.30 hrs in the lower part of the plot. Following the sign ARTCAMP. we created some amazing light sculptures like this…

We will continue this work with joy and entusiasm. Thanks to all the friends for helping us!

harvesting carob – the first 1000 kilogram

We are happy to announce the first 1000 kilogram of harvested carob. It is a little step in relation to billions of tons of anual production but it was a big step for us as a little community without tractor or other powerful tools.

We get carob in “Bio” quality without any chemical treatments of trees, soil or fruits. Every piece is handpicked and selected.

We brought all carob to the local cooperative and we are curious about the final price. Yes you read correct, we delivered the fruits without knowing a final price to the cooperatve. We do this also as a scout for a lot of little part-time and foreign farmers in the local area to get more experience in handling goods in local markets.