If I plant a seed in your mind and water it with a horrible economy, zero job prospects and blatantly corrupt douchebag leaders, like a giant pissing on your culture, will you reach for the sun, little creature, spreading roots below and producing life above where before there was nothing? Apparently not. So, since the seeds of revolution don’t seem to have germinated according to our hopes, we’re going to do this from the ground up, literally. Mayolas is our jumping off point.
Organic seeds are sold, or germinated on-site (then sold) alongside irrigation everything, tubes galore, valves, cinches, pumps, pots, prefab planting beds, and so on. Books like Plantas decontaminantes are scattered about and old wood tables await workshops they host under their other name La Despensa Verde (a.k.a El Balcón Verde). Friendly and helpful chaps man the counter, one older, the other younger, though with very little interest in our coverage. Getting the shop’s story was like pulling teeth. ¿Quién empezó todo esto? Dios. Well why doesn’t he come down and fucking fix it, then? Since 1923. No bullshit. Organic garden store. Plant something.
Where: C/ Laietana, 57
When: Monday – Friday: 10-13:30h + 16:30-20h