Monthly Archives: March 2015

Open Call for Digital Art Project in Germany

Art project by Nicole Bartel and Rolf Habel, Rheinbach near Bonn, Germany

Art project by Nicole Bartel and Rolf Habel, Rheinbach near Bonn, Germany

OPEN CALL for LOVE – Digital Artwork / Photography 2015

Show and express yourself in the word LOVE.

Post in the event wall your work, JPG 300dpi, 8,2 x 5,2 cm ! You are free to partizipate with one work or as many you like.

Your work will be shown and exhibited in Rheinbach, Germany near Bonn in the famous GLASPAVILLION, as part of the yearly activities of WEISEANDART, curated by Nicole Bartel and Rolf Habel.

Got to Facebook and join the event here.

new bed for the dye garden


new bed over carton layer with terra preta

After a dry starting spring we get happy about some rain in the last 2 days. We could accomplshed the new bed just in time (2015-03-20 – sun eclipse).

The bed is prepared on a carton layer. We mixed up local ground, compost and terra preta – selfmade with carbon and organic trash in winter.



the first two colorful caravans in the dye garden of CASAdelDRAGON waiting for the first guests in spring 2015

Around eastern 2015 we will get many visitors and guests. For some of them we have prepared the first two colorful caravans in the garden area. If you want to join this place as artist, volunteer or supporter, apply here.


first aquaponics dye garden project in the world


first aquaponics dye garden project – as part of the UNESCO featurend project – in the world


As part of the educational activities – – the artist residence CASAelDRAGON will start an aquaponic pilot project as part of the dye garden in Cervera del Maestre.

“We combine the advantage of aquaponics and sustainable production of pigments out of plants. Many of them are usefull for the health, comestible and also base of natural pigments. Using solar energy and the excellent mild climate of east-spain, will create another level dye gardening. The project is unique and the first combination of dye gardening with aquaponics in the world. We do social art projects. And we will move the people! (Juan Petry, Founder)”

The social space of UNIIE – the free university of informal education – will offer classes and workshops starting in 2016. Especially for the spanish society aquaponics will stimulate and cultivate a new scope for sustainable business in Europe.

If you want to join the team in spain, you are welcome. Apply here for a residency and develop in 2015 the project with knowledge and power.

Prunus Spinosa and Cydonia Oblonga in the colour garden


medlar, blackthorn and quince in the colour garden of the CASAdelDRAGON – planted in the first days of march 2015

After a long travel some trees from Germany and France arrived in the colour garden. As part of the concept, to combine vegetables in the garden area with different trees, we planted in March 2015 some trees in the first beds (prepared end of 2014).



Nafisa from Zimbabwe prepared some vegetables (peas – a donation of Karen and Jens from the garden unit of familiafeliz in Germany)

One of the first helpers in spring was Nafisa from Zimbabwe. The english teacher, glass artist and worldwide traveler joined the colour garden project for some days in march.