Sunday, 5 December 2010

Courses and events for 2011

We were very encourage by the feedback from the event “The Earths Pilgrim Retreat” held at the hotel in October and so have decided to offer more courses in April and October for 2011. Three of these courses are being organised by our son Sebastian and his company Gaia y Sofia, a social company engaged in organizing transformative events, pursuing holistic research and offering socio-ecological consultancy. The three courses are:

Mindful Earth

Exploring our inner and outer Nature

Yvan Rytz, Rupert Hutchinson & Sebastian Burch

28th of March - 3rd of April Language: English

During this course, participants will find themselves immersed in a journey of awareness, that conveys the underlying dialogue we all have with Nature. Further Information

The Way of Food

Walking, Agriculture and Cooking

Hotel Posada del Valle's Working Community
17th - 23rd of October Langauge: English

In this course participants will live as part of Posada del Valle's community. Getting involved in the processes and activities that give life to the Organic farm and the kitchen. Learning how to grow and cook our own organic vegetables. Discussing about the role of Organic farming in todays socio-ecological world crisis, as well as how to be part of the solutions from our own home communities. Further Information

Enlightened Agriculture

How and Why Feeding People is Easy

Colin Tudge ( & Hotel Posada del Valle's Working Community
24th - 29th of October Langauge: English

During this course, participants will enjoy the company and experience of Biologist and writer Colin Tudge, as well as Hotel Posada del Valle's Working Community. In a unique and enriching environment we will explore the innovative ideas with which Colin Tudge has started the "Campaign for Real Farming" (, and how each one of us can be part of it. Further Information.

We will also be organising the following events at the hotel for 2011

Cookery Workshops

Organic & Vegetarian Food

Samantha y Joann Burch

9th & 10th of April Language: Bilingual (English/Spanish)

This will be an informal hands-on course taught by Joann and Samantha Burch and with a maximum of 6 participants. For two days participants will enjoy and learn about the organic and vegetarian food that we serve at Hotel Posada del Valle. There will be about 3 to 4 hours cookery classes each day with lots of opportunity to cook and eat. Further Information

Farm Open Days

Nigel Burch

14th May & 17th of September

Language: Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Finally, as in previous years, for 2011 we will be having two farm open days in May and September. On these open days we will show and discuss with the local community (and hotel guests if interested) what we are doing on the farm. The main emphasis will be on small scale vegetable production, but there will be the possibility to look at the orchard, meadows, chickens and sheep. Further Information

Further information on all these courses and events can be found on our web page

1 comment:

Gaia y Sofia said...

In 2011 Hotel Posada del Valle is celebrating the change we are all looking for.

It is proving itself, more than ever, that sustainability and ecological awareness are fundamental to the every day running of this special family business.

All my best wishes and gratitude,
Seb @


Hotel Posada del Valle is a small hotel in Asturias Northern Spain surrounded by its own organic farm and where we are passionate about organic farming, food, and sustainable livelihoods. In this Blog those of us who live and work at Hotel Posada del Valle open a door to share with all of you who are interested in what we are doing.