Welcome to The Good Dirt, Episode 16!
In this episode, we sit down with Julian Calleros, the Director of ANIMA Casa Rural - a B&B, artist residency and working farm located in the municipality of Tala in Jalisco, Mexico. ANIMA offers a space that emphasizes the importance of working with nature as opposed to against it. Through permaculture, Julian and his family’s shared ecological beliefs/practices, and focus on the elimination of processed foods, Julian wishes to create a working community amongst every person who visits ANIMA Casa Rural.
Tune in to our conversation below!
1:15 - Virtual Retreat announcement on confirmed workshops -
see the resources below for the mentioned instructors
4:00 - A recording of all the workshops will be available to purchase -
included in the VIP ticket, but also can be purchased separately
5:40 - What is Permaculture?
Let's get into the interview!
10:00 - What is ANIMA Casa Rural?
15:30 - How ANIMA grows and produces their own food
20:00 - The organic growth of ANIMA as a business
24:00 - WWOOF and ANIMA
33:00 - The structures and architecture on the ANIMA property
41:00 - A day in the life at ANIMA
51:00 - What is the biggest takeaway?
54:00 - How Julian has been inspired by Thomas Berry
Links + Resources
Micro greens workshop with @beardedbirdsfarm
Regenerative Agriculture workshop with @smarterbynature
DIY skincare workshop with @littlegreendot
Cooking classes with @hen_ofthewoods
Medicinal Herb workshop with @thehillbillyafrican
Bill Mollison - creator of permaculture
Special Thanks To...
Marcin Wisniewsky, Adam Williams, Aidan Cowling, Geo Alternativa, Site + Cycle / Lift, Artists in Residency TV, Griebel Family, Proyecta Jalisco, Tala Cultura