The Rising Road Articles & Blog Posts

Jo Magpie, and her husband, Hrach, hitchhike across Europe.

The Stinging Nettle in Barcelona

Barcelona, Can Masdeo, occupied building, squat, community, anarchism

Like the stinging nettle, this community germinated without sanction or permission, and provides healing and precious nourishment. It does so for both its dwellers and the surrounding communities, through its vast vegetable gardens that are open to the neighborhood, their convivialĀ social and cultural activities, their full and radical implementation of sustainable practices, and by their sheer example of what the world could be like. And like the stingingĀ nettle, it has had to and will defend itself against uprooting, if necessary.