We have enjoyed several Open Days so far at Azahara, welcoming people of all faiths and none to take a tour of the land and the projects we are working on, share delicious Uzbeki food cooked by our chef Abdal-Rahim, and offer ideas for traditional Andalusi sustainability.
We love to see children getting involved too, and make sure to include activities such as archery and the Brazilian martial art Capoeira. Often the kids set up stalls to sell almonds and herbs they’ve harvested, or products made with beeswax from the hives at Azahara.
It’s also an opportunity for people who haven’t had much experience working on a farm to learn some new skills. Depending on the season, this might involve ploughing (with our new donkey Zamzam – see our blog post about him here!), harvesting, or planting trees. A day out of doors really brushes the cobwebs away, and shows that it doesn’t take much to start reconnecting to the earth.