Thursday, October 24, 2013
After Granada we headed by bus to Sevilla! It was so surreal to be back, even for just a few hours. Bella and I ate some tapas, had a glass of wine, and then headed back to the bus station to take a local bus to Villanueva del Ariscal, a small town 20 minutes outside Sevilla. The farm is called Finca Salude, which means farm of health, which it totally is! It's kind of crazy here, there seems to be so much run down and no organization, but after three days here I understand the layout and the method behind what seems like complete madness. Xabier is our host, a very farmy dude who knows a lot and is teaching us about how to plant according to what will thrive next to each other. It's really nice to be in a place that is completely unfamiliar, and feel like you have your own space and place within someone's home. Xabier and two of his friends started the farm a few years ago, and now he mostly runs it by himself. Along with the farm they have a theater company that they started together. Recently they toured around ( I'm not quite sure where ) putting on their show on the streets. Professional buskers! He also makes films and is an artist of all sorts. Fun, nice, cool dude man.