The Vortex

(2012 - 2016)

For many, The Vortex was the most exciting and inspiring project that Why Not? worked on. Set amongst a 300 year old olive grove, the space was in a large privately owned organic farm.

The intention behind the space was to provide a platform in nature for growth and creative expression. This took life in the form of 100 School Visits, 250 foreign volunteers, staying for placements of weeks and months, and over 80 events.

Permaculture took on a big role here. The opening of the Vortex saw Why Not? shift from a strong focus on holistic and healthy living to more of a focus on organic farming, permaculture and sustainability.