Category Archives: aquaponics

as part of the dye garden activities the CASAdelDRAGON take advantage of aquaponics systems to develop dye plants – the first known place in the world where as part of the UNESCO seven gardens project aquaponics and dye gardening is combined. we will offer special workshops and classes (starting in 2016).

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.