the land

Our finca Can Cabota consists of about 4 hectares of agricultural fields, surrounded by 40 hectares of wild mountainous forest. The crystal clear river Manol meanders in between. Can Cabota is home to wildlife such as wild boars, deer and many insects and birds. In addition, the forest offers a wealth of edible wild plants and mushrooms. Furthermore, the finca houses an abandoned farm that has not been in use for more than 80 years.

The finca is located in the north-eastern corner of Catalunya in Spain. To the north we lie at the foot of the Pyrenees, to the east the Mediterranean coast, on the edge of the traditional agricultural delta of Catalonia. The pleasant medieval village of Lladò is 5 km away. We are a 25 minute ride from the city of Figueres (has a direct train connection to Paris), 50 minutes from Girona and 2 hours from Barcelona.

Furthermore, we are surrounded by the beautiful area of the Alt Emporda and Alta Garrotxa: a volcanic environment with beautiful gorges of wild rivers, rugged mountains, rolling hills and picturesque villages.

 

the people

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Hello! We are Bastiaan and Jorien

We believe our relation to nature lies at the core of the transition to a healthy world. Therefore, we envision and embody a nature-connected life.

We found each other in both love and vision of life. We started the School of Nature in 2017 from our apartment in Amsterdam. We’ve now settled in our natural paradise in Catalunya, Spain and are re-launching the School of Nature from here. We both studied in the economy/business/finance sector. Jorien soon found her way working alongside social entrepreneurs and meanwhile unfolded her intuition for working with our inner nature. Bastiaan found his passion for ecology through travels around the world and now holds extensive knowledge and experience in regenerative farming, wild foraging, permaculture and agroforestry/food-forests.