October, 2019

Environment, ecology and sustainable tourism, highlights of the First Open Day at Finca Solmark

It will be held in its facilities in Carratraca, Malaga, on 5 October at 11:30 a.m. , and will be attended by the President of the Regional Council of Malaga, Mr J. Francisco Salado
Finca Solmark, rural ecotourism of Spanish-Swedish origin, which embraces ecology, care for the environment and the enjoyment of nature, holds its First Open Day  on  5 October at 11:30 am at its facilities in Carratraca,  , Malaga.

The main purpose of holding this event is for all the people who want to visit the Finca to spend a day in nature with their families and friends, to participate in the activities that are held, to taste the local products, and above all, to discover its essence first hand.

“It is in our DNA to be a socially responsible company and to become a changemaker, since our project has a significant social and environmental impact”, said its Swedish founder, the swede Pelle Lundborg.
These Open Days, which will have the participation of the president of the Regional Council of Malaga, Mr J. Francisco Salado, are also an excellent opportunity for local businesses in the area to be seen and for attendants to get a taste of products, services and trends in the rural sector first hand. Companies in the sphere of sustainable rural tourism (Galeota Turism, Carratraca Rural), bioconstructions  (Gronkode), environmental education  (UMA), agricultural machinery  (Agrícola Nevada),  renewable energy (Campohelios), Bonsai art (Universo Bonsai),  Handmade bread (Piquitos Rubio) and well-being and personal growth (Book for Wellness), among others, have already confirmed their participation.
Different practical activities will be carried out throughout the day from a “Gusaparos Workshop” to teach the kids about the life cycle of insects, to an  extra virgin olive oil tasting  or a visit to one of our mineral exhibition organised by the Professor of Genetics at the University of Malaga Dr. Enrique Viguera and granted by “Talks with Science” for this purpose.
Beyond being a charming rural accommodation, Solmark wants to favour the change of a conventional agriculture to a sustainable and ecological agriculture, and also promote ecological tourism in Andalusia. To do so,  it offers solutions for rural depopulation in the area  (activities, workshops, events and talks) and teaches new progressive ideas for  caring for and respecting the environment. During the event, some of the upcoming initiatives it is organising will be shown, such as the “Harvest Festival for the Olive Tree Sponsorship”” that will be held on 23 November.
These first Open Days coincide with Finca Solmark ‘s incorporation into Foretica, an organisation that is a benchmark in sustainability and corporate social responsibility, whose mission is to integrate social, environmental and good governance aspects into the strategy and management of companies and organisations.
In Lundborg’s words,  “it is not easy to describe the Finca, where you can relax in full nature, sponsor an olive tree, plant an avocado, collect ecological fruit from the orchard, visit insect hotels, wander around in one of the precious sites to meditate, enjoy extra virgin olive oil that we produce or participate   in some of the clean-up and recycling activities that we organise, among others. Most importantly, it is about environmental awareness and that people understand that we are all responsible for taking care of the planet, starting with oneself. Many people speak and watch but take no action”.
Also, at the end of the open day,  a lucky draw of some tickets to visit el Caminito del Rey among professionals attending the event, el Caminito del Rey being a candidate to become a World Heritage and an olive tree will be planted as a tribute to Candela Arroyo, one of the sportswomen who has been awarded this year together with her team  “Champions of Spain of Beach Handball in female youth category”.

Finca Solmark is a Spanish-Swedish Rural EcoTourism engaged in the production, marketing and export to Europe of olive oil, avocado and other ecological products to Sweden. It offers charming rural accommodation and several projects to promote awareness, dissemination and environmental education.

Web: https://fincasolmark.com/

E-mail: hi@fincasolmark.com