am very proud to present this pond that we created this winter for
Rebecca Frayn and Andrew Harris in collaboration with the company
Bioconstruccion Ibiza. It is part of a large eco-farm in the north of
Ibiza. The finca has 30 hectares of land, 25 beehives, a permaculture
vegetable garden and fruit tree plantations with traditional varieties
and minimal water requirements. Holm oaks were also planted. Chickens,
ducks and sheep are used for regenerative grazing, thus improving the
soil and binding carbon.
garden around the 500-year-old, lovingly restored finca was designed by
the internationally recognized landscape planner Tom Stuart-Smith with
drought-resistant Mediterranean plants that do almost entirely without
over all concept is to create a case study project for a regenerative
approach that is so seductive in execution and beauty that it helps
inspire the wider systems changes that are so urgently needed now. To
this end, the farm is entirely solar powered, and makes judicious use to
the water that comes from an ancient spring on the land. In
time the farm will host a variety of events, retreats and workshops
that will try to help spread awareness of the urgent importance of
ecological restoration on a global scale” explains Rebecca Frayn.
This article mentions the project:
Ibiza reborn – in search of the Balearics’ bohemian past
special concern in the design of the swimming pond was the most natural
possible integration into the landscape, with the aspect of a quarry
filled with water. In addition, it should serve as a source of drinking
water for bees and birds and as a habitat for endangered animal and
plant species and increase biodiversity. It was included in the list of
potential water bodies for the reintroduction of the Balearic Green
Toad, along with another small aquatic biotope that we created nearby.
was filled and planted in March this year, the optimal planting test
for aquatic plants. Already, after only 3 months, a solid underwater and
pond edge vegetation has grown.