Asociación PITA-ESCUELA del Río Aguas
Los Molinos del Río Aguas, Buzón 88
04270 - SORBAS, Almería, España
Tlf.: +34/630 66 18 65 (Timbe)
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Europe’s only Agave School
The Pita-Escuela is the only Agave school in Europe. Making music and working with the Agave go hand in hand. We work with the Agave flower stem creating handcrafted musical instruments and many other items. Our music lounge contains over 60 instruments and a solar-powered recording studio.
The Agave is an educational experience which is used to alleviate hunger, energy, and financial poverty in semi-arid zones. Extracted products are used in industrialized countries in food, fiber and fuel production and much more…
The Pita-Escuela is a platform to exchange knowledge and to interconnect cooperatives, NGO’s, companies and individuals to develop agave related projects.
We want to promote the agave as a life-enriching plant and spread the word about its beneficial use. To reach our goals, we offer workshops and activities in Andalusia, Spain, where we are currently based.
Agave: The Century Plant
The Agave is a zero-waste plant. Every single part of the plant can be used, whether it’s the wood, the leaves, the roots, the flowers or the kernel (piña). Products are ranging from handicrafts and musical instruments to sisal fibers, Tequila and even to the production of bio-plastics and bio-fuels. The Agave entails a lot of possibilities to create sustainable jobs and fosters improved standard of living in arid regions.