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What we Offer

The Pita-Escuela offers different activities throughout the year dedicated to an alternative, environmental, artistic and musical education combined with sustainable living. Located in a small village where we live free from any external water or power supply, the association invites you to get acquainted with a lifestyle which respects our environment; a living example which can help to construct a new educational paradigm.
In our guided visits we enable people to learn and understand a different way about how to focus on environmental problems, offering an example of sustainable living well adapted to the reality of the 21st century. The water comes from the river, the food comes from the earth and the energy comes from the sun. The tours can be held in English, Spanish and German. Please visit our Blog check out previous Activities!
We always try to adapt our activities to the interest of the group which comes along for a visit. Click the arrows to see the list of things that you can see and learn here with us in Los Molinos, we will be happy to show you around and deepen your knowledge!

Visiting the Eco Village Los Molinos del Rio Aguas

☉ Introduction, history, and sustainable living in Los Molinos del Río Aguas
☉ Getting to know the ancient irrigation system and the hydraulic water pump
☉ The river Río Aguas and its spring
☉ The sundial which doesn’t contaminate

Visiting the Pita Escuela

☉ Visiting our school garden with different Agave varieties
☉ Getting to know the Agave (‘plant of the 1000 treasures’); sustainable resource in dry regions
☉ Introduction into botanical aspects of the agave; lifecycle, roots, leaves, flowers…
☉ Introduction into the integral usage of the agave; from foodstuffs, nectar extraction, fibres, wood, soap, fodder & fertilizers to bio-fuels, bio-plastics and alternative energies
☉ Visiting our workshop, introduction into processing the desert wood
☉ Getting to know our tools and the different properties, smells and colours of the wood
☉ Visiting the Pita-Escuela with its photo exhibition
☉ Example of a self-sustainable house with 2kw solar power and water supply from the river
☉ Intelligent heating system through thermal stoves (Kachelovens)
☉ Exhibition of musical instruments and handicrafts made of agave wood
☉ Archive with useful information about the potential of traditional and modern usage of the agave
☉ Product examples made out of agave fibres and photos from a sisal factory in Ethiopia
☉ Example of a sustainable industry; biomass, bio-plastics, biofuel and biochemistry
☉ Video-Screenings of the following topics: botanical aspects of the agave and its various usage
☉ Presentation of the NGO Edget Baandnet based in Hamburg with its Projects in Ethiopia ( ☉ Ethiopian Coffee ceremony, film & photo exhibition about Ethiopia and our projects
☉ Recording Studio and Jam Session: big stock of different musical instruments in our music lounge

Visiting the neighbour project Sunseed

☉ Free Energies: Solar Heater, Solar Cooker and a dry chamber
☉ Ecological waste water system, ecological gardening & tree school
☉ Compost & composting toilets
www.sunseed.org.uk

Contact

Asociación PITA-ESCUELA del Río Aguas
Los Molinos del Río Aguas, Buzón 88
04270 - SORBAS, Almería, España
Tlf.: +34/630 66 18 65 (Timbe)
E-Mail: pitaescuela@hotmail.com
Facebook: Pita Escuela

Other Tour Offers

We can also arrange tours into the stunning region like the Natural Park Cabo de Gata – Níjar (35min.) or the desert of Tabernas (30min.). In collaboration with the active tourism center SUBPARKE in Rodalquilar, we can organize boat trips, bicycle tours, diving excursions, hiking…