Qenti in Quechua means Hummingbird and Sa is Majorcan for feminine article “The”. The hummingbird has inspired the Colibri Movement (Hummingbird in French), because of its application in performing small tasks that may seem derisory but are a fair share of nature’s cycles and movements.
The hummingbird does its small share within nature, as every individual action may seem ludicrous, but as a part of a global movement, will have amazing consequences. We feel close to this philosophy and are willing to create a place that will bring its share of improvement to our planet.
Qenti is also a tribute to Peru, a country we keenly cherish.
With the spirit of the Hummingbird in mind, Sa Qenti is looking to make its small contribution and become an inspiration for similar contexts all over the Mediterranean.
Our inspiration comes from Satish Kumar’s philosophy: the trilogy Soil, Soul and Society, providing guidance for humans. His wisdom is based on taking care of nature (Soil), upholding human values (Society) and pursuing personal enhancement (Soul).
Sa Qenti is a collaborative project using permaculture principles in its design and construction.
We are finally inspired by Mallorca’s ancestral traditions of respecting plants, natural ressources and animals. For centuries, its craftsmen and farmers have understood how to make the most of limited ressources. As an island, Mallorca has until recently known how to only count on its own resources.
One of humanity’s most complex and fragile ecosystems, the Med Sea is under threat today after centuries of human abuse of its natural resources and more recent destruction of its traditional know-hows and artistic creativity.
This period to come may be a mere opportunity, as Joanna Macy transmits for decades, to create a new way of human living. This Great Turning needs experimental places to prove that a sustainable way of life is possible.
Mediterranean civilization and biotope is one of the first to be affected by global warming. Hence creating proofs that human life remains possible in such regions is crucial for us, as Southern Spain risks to become a desert if CO2 emissions are not curved, according to this Guardian article.
Our dream is to create a space where we reclaim mediterranean culture against globalized lifestyles and destructive agricultural techniques.
Our holistic permaculture project, Sa Qenti, wants to create an ecosystem of technique, know-how, creativity, and welfare by turning our land into a sustainable farm.
We involve our local community in our projects, as part of workshops, courses and meet-ups. In return, this strong relationship fuels our residents with experience, techniques and inspiration.
Sa Qenti wishes to foster this sustainable lifestyle and create a network with similar projects around the world.