As a farmer he works the land, planting and harvesting. As an artisan he works with esparto grass, wood and cane. At home he makes his bread and soap. He is part of a polyphonic vocal group that recovers old songs of the Mediterranean, and he is also a dancer and musician at the folkloric group of Sant Josep.
Alongside the breeding programme Ronnie established an educational facility at the farm for local schoolchildren. Some 1.500 children a year pass through the farm.
Ronnie’s dream is to help to secure –with the help from all the other farmers- a caring, sustainable and compassionate future for agriculture on Ibiza.
She travelled extensively from a very early age, covering the four corners of the globe. The awareness and lessons she received through her travels and her anthropological studies have become the driving force behind her desire to help protect our planet, its inhabitants and inspire others.
She has been directly involved in the production of a few documentaries and, after becoming a mother, she chose Ibiza as permanent residence for her self, her partner and their three children. She is an extremely keen contributor, whenever possible, to the wellbeing of this beautiful island.
In the last 10 years Arturo has worked mainly around the Mediterranean basin, particularly promoting and developing with United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) the Mediterranean network of marine protected areas (SPAMI), and between 2003 and 2015 has directed the established and/or management planning of over 10 such areas in Tunisia, Morocco, Croatia, Israel, Turkey and Spain.
He now lives in Ibiza, where he is generously advising IPF and our local partners on local marine initiatives.