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The Farm


Our estate occupies 1500 acres at the top of the Serranía de Ronda, in Andalusia; a rolling terrain ranging from rocky crags and old oaks to olive and almond groves, through green valleys dotted with plantations, organic orchards and a vineyard. We have sheep and goats, rare and endangered breeds of cattle such as the pajuna cow, chickens and bees, we breed Lusitanian horses, and we help ourselves with a team of German draught horses, mules and donkeys to work the land.

Our approach to agriculture is open and experimental; a blend of tradition and innovation, but based on permaculture design principles. The same principles form the basis of everything we do at La Donaira, from ecological education and interior design to collaborative art festivals. And the coming and going of volunteers, experts and guests from all walks of life brings fresh thinking – a kind of philosophical polyculture that sows brilliant new ideas about better ways of doing things in all areas of life.

“We are all farmers by proxy.”
EO Wilson