Two of the most influential leaders of the movement that is changing the way farming is understood worldwide get together for the first time in Europe in a masterclass to provide us with the keys of regenerative food production

Masterclass

These two leaders of permaculture and regenerative agriculture will share the stage to speak about profitability in agriculture, land design, livestock management, water use and water capture, crop combinations, green manures and cover crops, grass management, product transformation, marketing and much more.

Son Felip, Algaiarens, Organic Managers and Diente de León are proud to offer this masterclass. It will not only improve your farm´s sales and profits but will also build a network of innovative agricultural projects that will change our society for the better. Caring for the land means nurturing for the future.

This is a singular opportunity to learn and become inspired on your journey towards another way of managing your farming project.

 

 

2018 Masterclass trailer
Joel Salatin
Dehesa el Milagro,
Toledo, 2018

2018 Masterclass trailer
Joel Salatin
Dehesa el Milagro,
Toledo, 2018

Joel Salatin is a role model for many of the new farmers in the world, and the face and voice behind Polyface, his family farm in Virginia (USA). Prolific writer (he’s written more than ten books, including Folks, This Ain’t Normal, recently published in Spanish by Diente de León) and provocative speaker, Salatin has been featured in several high-impact documentaries and books. His public appearances are uniquely vibrant, sharing his more than forty years of experience innovating ethically in the practice of animal husbandry.

 

In Folks This Ain’t Normal, synthesis of his thoughts and experience, Salatin speaks about a sustainable way of farming, the importance of eating food that is healthy, local and seasonal, of caring for the environment and how essential it is to live in harmony with nature and with the people we love.

 

Joel Salatin has been developing for fifty years his own methodology in his farm Polyface, which produces nutritious food and, at the same time, regenerates the fertility of the land where it is produced, always with a clear focus towards profit.

Darren J. Doherty has an ample experience designing, developing and managing organic projects across the globe. During his career he has focused on transforming large areas of land into profitable and regenerative enterprises. He is a writer, educator and fifth generation farmer in the Bendigo region in Australia. He participated in the design and development of more than 3000 projects over more than 50 countries, including the design of a livestock farm with more than a million hectares in Australia and projects involving forests used for food production and education in Vietnam.

 

In 2013 he sets up Regrarians, a non profit organization aimed at supporting farmers with low income and also to help developing countries through education and consulting, grants and courses on the subject of agrarian enterprise planning. In 2018 he joins Organic Managers, a team of professional farmers from Aragón and Catalonia (Spain). This team is managing several organic farms in the Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Aragón.

General information

The meeting point for the masterclass is the “sala multifunctional” located at Es Mercadal (Menorca). All the speaking sessions will take place in this venue.

 

We will depart from here on two occasions to visit two farms: Son Felip y Algaiarens.

 

Main venue

Sala multifuncional Es Mercadal

Avinguda del Metge Camps, s/núm

07740 Es Mercadal, Menorca

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Visits to the host farms (Son Felip and Algaiarens) will allow us to go from the theoretical sessions to the specifics of a living example such as a fully operative organic agrobusiness where many of the strategies Joel and Darren will be talking about are already being implemented.

 

Darren J. Doherty is a member of the team who is guiding both farms, and therefore you’ll be able to see a real example of a project that is managed under the principles he is going to teach us during the masterclass.

 

In the afternoon of day 1 we’ll visit Son Felip. To improve the experience, attendees will be divided into two groups, and each group will have the opportunity to listen to both speakers while they tell us about keyline design (Doherty) and holistic management and grazing (Salatin).

 

In the afternoon of day 2 we’ll visit Algaiarens. Same scheme, two groups which will listen to Joel while he explains cover crops in an almond farm where there are also pigs, and to Darren speaking about organic grain crops.

Lunch is included in the masterclass fee. Dinner is not included, there are many restaurants in the area, plus the hotels.

 

Please, if you have any type of food intolerance, or any other specific need, contact us through info@editorialdientedeleon.com.

The event will be translated into Spanish (simultaneous translation)

How to arrive to Menorca

 

You can travel to Menorca through airplane or ferry (the latter allows bringing a car). You can fly with Iberia from Madrid, with Vueling from Barcelona and with Air Europa from Mallorca.

 

Ferry information

http://www.aferry.es/

 

How to arrive from Menorca airport to the main venue

 

Take Me-1 towards Ciutadella. When you arrive at Es Mercadal, the venue is located to the right, on one side of a restaurant with a windmill. There’s parking available right there. It takes approximately 45 minutes.

 

How to go from Es Mercadal to the farms

 

Son Felip: Take Me-1 towards Ciutadella. After Ferreries, turn right on Camí d’alfuri. This road ends at a parking lot at Cala Pilar, where you should park and access the farm on foot.

 

Algaiarens: At Ciutadella, take RC-1 towards north. At the first roundabout, take Camí de cala Morell and after a few kilometers, take Camí de Algaiarens.

 

You can park your car on the first parking and access the farm on foot.

Accomodations are not included in the masterclass fee, and attendees need to make all the arrangements.

Below you can find a list of accommodations close to the event.

 

We have an agreement with Hotel Jeni at Es Mercadal, located at walking distance from the main venue. Prices are 30-40 euros per person and per night. If you book the room before March 30 you’ll receive a 10% discount.

 

Other accomodations

 

Hotel Mercadal (at Es Mercadal, walking distance from the main venue)

Hotel M-27 (at Es Mercadal, walking distance from the main venue)

Hotel Cas Conco (at Es Mercadal, walking distance from the main venue)

Hotel Loar Ferreries (at Ferreries, 8 km from Es Mercadal, car needed)

We believe that young farmers are an essential part of the land regeneration movement and the organic production of food. Therefore, we want to support them and offer a 50% discount on the masterclass fee. The number of grants is limited.

 

If you’d like to receive more information on this program, please send us an email to info@editorialdientedeleon.com, with a short description about your motivation to attend the masterclass and how do you think this grant might help you in the future and in achieving your goals in the field of agroecology.

If you are a new farmer, a future farmer, an experienced farmer, an established environmental activist, a conscious consumer, or the owner of a small piece of land that could produce more (and more efficiently), then this is your course

490 € ONLINE REGISTRATION
Limited seats – lunch included
Son Felip y Algaiarens

Son Felip and Algaiarens are two farms which belong to an agrarian project covering 1000 Has located north of Ciutadella, between the emblematic beaches Algaiarens and Cala Pilar, in the island of Menorca.

 

A project where three families of farmers and the technical team (Organic Managers) develop farming methods which are productive in environmental, social and economic terms, based on the production of traditional foods from the area with high nutritional profiles, such as ancestral varieties of wheat, olive trees, almond trees and organic melons, as well as raising cattle, pork, lamb and traditional menorquin horses.

 

The key of the project, which has been functioning for 4 years, is the regeneration of the farming soils by using tools like holistic management, keyline design and permaculture.

Organic Managers

Organic managers is a nonprofit organization created with the aim of spreading and practicing organic agriculture and helping farmers so that they can overcome the challenge of transitioning their management from conventional towards organic.

 

We offer education and consultancy, as well as the opportunity to visit and get to know our projects (such as Son Felip and Algaiarens). We are proving that the methods taught by Joel Salatin and Darren J. Doherty are applicable in the Mediterranean region by using a methodology that we have developed, which is adapted to the specific climatic, geographic and socioeconomic characteristics of our area.

 

We defend agricultural practices that are real, profitable and at the same time sustainable and respectful towards nature, a true local agriculture.

 

Our goal is to do our part in the task of extending the foundation of a sustainable agriculture, therefore improving both people’s health and the health of the planet.

Diente de León

Diente de León is a publishing program and an active educational platform devoted to ecology, medicinal plants, health, nutrition, body and mind.

 

These topics are catalyzers for the advancement of a society which aims at connecting with the threads of a healthy and fulfilling life. We bring authors in which we believe, because of their expertise but also because of their sensitivity and outstanding communication skills.

Exhibitors

Make the most of this masterclass by connecting to clients and collaborators or to promote your organization. We offer a space dedicated to all attendees so that they can get to know your project

Testimonials

On April 2018 I had the opportunity to attend for the first time a masterclass with Joel Salatin (Polyface Farms) at Toledo (Spain), and I can say that it was a completely inspiring and motivational experience. Joel’s incredible wisdom, his focus towards practical issues, and his humble approach and willingness to keep learning are values that, just by themselves, make this an experience you cannot miss out. I might not agree with all of his ideas, but it is hard to not agree with the incredible amount of work that he has done producing real food that regenerates the landscape.

José Luis Olloqui

Farmer at Cordero de Pasto

 

Joel Salatin is natural, clear and direct. He is able to sum up a lifetime of experiences and working methods by using simple ideas while demonstrating that he understands processes in detail because he has carried them out himself. If you start pulling the thread, you realize it never ends. Listening to Joel is a learning experience in every sense.

Josep Ramón Sainz de la Maza Benet

Agricultural engineer, Geaorgánica y Suelo vivo

 

I would like to thank Diente de León and Dehesa El Milagro for their work at organizing this event, and for caring for all the attendees; and to Joel Salatin, how to find words… I was profoundly touched. And what’s more important, he made me think thoroughly, and left me with a state of mind that I hope to retain for a long time”.

José Luis Hernández Mulas

I+D+i technician, Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología (IRNASA) and LIFE Regenerate

On behalf of Valdepajares de Tajo, Vivencia Dehesa and its team, we would like to thank Diente de León and Dehesa El Milagro for organizing a masterclass with Joel Salatin with so much enthusiasm. It was a huge pleasure to be able to share this experience. For all of us, being able to attend the masterclass was a privilege that allowed us to enjoy Joel Salatin’s wisdom, experience, expertise and humanity.

Vivencia Dehesa team

 

An amazing experience, very rewarding both emotionally and from the educational point of view… A true dive into inspiration and learning!! Besides, the networking opportunities were amazing, I was surrounded by pioneering and entrepreneurial people. A very unique event!

Pati Jiménez Amat

FAQ

How can I contact the masterclass organizers?

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The best way of contacting us is through the email at
info@editorialdientedeleon.com.

You can also call us:
+34 626786464 (Pati Jiménez)

How can I register?

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Through the links on this page.

If you need help or you’d rather register though email, contact us at info@editorialdientedeleon.com and we’ll be happy to help you.

What’s the cost of the masterclass?

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Early bird registration ends April 2 and is 450 €. After April 2 the masterclass cost is 490 €.

Are there any partial payment options?

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You can preregister by paying half of the masterclass, and pay the remaining half from April 2 to April 15 2019.

What’s included with the masterclass fee?

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The fee includes three days of masterclass plus lunch each day, including snacks in the morning and the afternoon. Neither breakfast nor dinner are included. Transportation is not included either.

Can I buy only one day of the masterclass?

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By default no, the masterclass is a three-day experience. However, we understand there can be special situations. Please, send us an email and explain your situation.

Are babies allowed in the masterclass?

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Yes. Babies under two are welcome, please let us know if you are coming with yours. We ask parents to take into consideration the other attendants during the masterclass and to leave the class as needed if their baby is crying.

Which meals are included?

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The masterclass fee includes morning and afternoon snacks and lunch for every day. Dinner is not included.

Do you provide special meals for attendees with specific dietary requirements?

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We can consider special dietary needs. Please let us know with enough time so that we can plan accordingly and let you know if it is possible for us to meet your dietary requirements.

What about accommodation options?

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Hotel Jeni (at Es Mercadal, walking distance from the main venue)

Hotel Mercadal (at Es Mercadal, walking distance from the main venue)

Hotel M-27 (at Es Mercadal, walking distance from the main venue)

Hotel Cas Conco (at Es Mercadal, walking distance from the main venue)

Hotel Loar Ferreries (at Ferreries, 8 km from Es Mercadal, car needed)

Are there any camping options?

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Yes, there’s a camping in the area, Camping Atalaia. More information on their website.

 

What if I need to cancel?

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Reimbursement applications must be done in writing through the email.

If you cancel before April 2 2019, we’ll give you a 100% refund.

After April 2 2019, no reimbursements will be provided.

Your registration can be transferred to someone else, no charge applied. You must send us an email and make sure you receive a confirmation so that we can guarantee access to the masterclass to the new attendee.

How do I get to Es Mercadal?

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By car from Menorca airport:
Take Me-1 towards Ciutadella. When you arrive at Es Mercadal, the venue is located to the right, on one side of a restaurant with a windmill. There’s parking available right there. It takes approximately 45 minutes.

Google Maps

By bus from Menorca airport:
This is the link to access the bus company timetables from the airport to Es Mercadal: TMSA

 

How do I get to Son Felip?

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By car from Menorca airport:
Take Me-1 towards Ciutadella. At the 34 km mark, turn right and take Camí del Pilar. This road ends at a parking lot at Cala Pilar, where you should park and access the farm on foot.

Google Maps

 

What is the flight schedule to and from Menorca?

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Flights to Menorca
From Madrid
Iberia (11.25)
From Barcelona
Vueling (7.20, 9.40 and 11.15)
From Mallorca
Air Europa (8.45)
Iberia (7.15, 8.15 and 10.40)

Flights from Menorca
To Madrid
Iberia (13.25 and 14.10)
To Barcelona
Vueling (18.35, 19.35 and 22.35)
To Mallorca
Air Europa (20.40)
Iberia (18.05 and 21.40)

Is there any way of carpooling?

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If you need a ride, please send us an email to info@editorialdientedeleon.com where you indicate the following information:

Name
Email address
Phone number
Where are you coming from
How many people come with you

If you are looking for people to share your car with, please send us an email to info@editorialdientedeleon.com where you indicate the following information:

Name
Email address
Phone number
Where are you coming from
When are you arriving to and leaving the island
How many sits do you have available in your car

Is this event accessible to people with special mobility needs?

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Some spaces are not accessible for people with special mobility needs. Please contact us at info@editorialdientedeleon.com if you have any questions or worries.

May I bring my pet?

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We love animals! But, unfortunately, this isn’t possible.

What should I bring?

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Make sure you bring comfortable shoes for walking. You can also bring a raincoat, a notebook and a pen. To minimize waste, we also encourage you to bring your own cup for tea or coffee.

When and where is the conference check in?

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Conference check in will take place on Thursday, May 9 at 8:30 in the morning. The check in location is the main venue (Sala multifuncional, Avinguda del Metge Camps, s/n, Es Mercadal).

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