INTEGRATION

SUSTAINABILITY

REGENERATION

OUR PHILOSOPHY

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A dynamic, multicultural, flourishing and ecological revolution in the rural area where we are living, creating new sustainable ways of life for local people and new visitors *, regenerating the ecosystem and celebrating cultural diversity.

* By new visitors we are referring to people from all countries who yearn to settle in this area, particularly refugees and migrants.

Mission

Create truly positive and sustainable solutions to life problems - specifically the depopulation of rural towns, land degradation, the high level of local unemployment and the unmet basic need of migrants and refugees. We provide training, micro-business development and a sustainable lifestyle. We are establishing a housing cooperative and we coordinate a cultural integration group to transform problems at all levels into authentic opportunities.

Values

COMPLEXITIES OF LIVING

A global approach - adapting and responding to the complexity of the current life system.

TAKING ACTION

A commitment to take courageous, responsible and positive actions.

CREATIVITY

Think, do and act creatively

I RESPECT

To consider all humans as humans and embody the values of equality, love and respect.

REGENERATION

To incorporate ecological regeneration into everything we do, admitting the close relationship that exists between us and nature.

ABOUT US

We are a collective of people from Europe, West Africa, South America and the Middle East. We live in Saleres, a rural town in the Lecrín Valley, in Granada, Spain. We are of diverse identities, legal statutes and professions. What unites us is sharing the same vision on integration, sustainability and regeneration.

We organize training in permaculture, agroecology and marketing for refugees and migrants in Granada. We are developing a cooperative of ecological companies based in the Lecrín Valley including La Bolina vegetable baskets and consumer groups. We also sell our products to EcoSuper , an organic store in Granada.

We met in the summer of 2016 at an Eroles Project residence in Spain where 16 people from all over the world came together to create a project that offers and integrates a global vision intersecting various issues such as borders, climate change, a new economy, human rights and migration.

During those 3 weeks, similar visions and a series of values emerged together with a deep understanding of each one and a commitment to true friendship that led the group to decide to live, work and develop La Bolina together.

In 2017 we won the LUSH Spring Prize Award, we became an association and we moved to our base in Valle de Lecrín, Granada, Spain.