Center for Environmental Artistic Education
The Agave-School (Pita-Escuela) is a Center for Environmental Artistic Education that combines artistic creation with experiences focused on music, nature and sustainable development. Our project provides an example for a self-sustainable house which includes a solar powered music studio, an educational garden, an artisan wood-workshop and a museum which hosts a singular exhibition with musical instruments and crafts made from the 'wood of the desert'. We are located in a self-sufficient village in the heart of a true oasis and unique ecosystem found in the desert of Almería.
The project was founded in 2008 by Tim Bernhardt, a german craftsman, multi-instrumentalist, educator, musical instruments maker and pioneer in the specialization on the integral use of agave (pita) wood for more than 25 years. Registered as a professional Artisan in Andalusia, in July 2020 his workshop received recognition as an ‘Artisan Point of Interest‘ by the Andalusian Government.
In times of climate crisis, with this innovative project we bring meaning and symbolic value to the most arid region of Europe, for which it is essential to develop a responsible strategy for sustainable agriculture and growing environmental awareness.
Primary interests: Agave, sustainable wood, music & nature experiences, sustainable living
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