Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Monday, 4 June 2012
Vale das Aromaticas is a 3,8ha Farm in Aldeia do Meco Portugal.The site is beautifully located in a Valley 5min. from the ocean and 25min from Lisbon.Its an up comming and fast developing Farm and already a lot of Trees and Vegetables have been planted.Right now we are working in establishing the infrastructure Compost Toilets,Kitchen and Showers,Yurt.
Planning to start a Permaculture Learning Centre for Children and Adults ,also want to get involved more in the local community,start CSA,giving workshops,making kitchen gardens and spread the word about sustainable living and permaculture.
a lot of pine trees had to be cut down because of sickness,mostly sandy soils some parts high acidity.a lot of herbs grow wild,need for windbreaks,soil improvement and more tree cover.want to have chickens soon on the farm!bees,mushroom production and earthworms are also planned.
We are also working on making Vegetable beds BIG time right now,want to get a big production going for selling at local markets and organic basket system.Already planted are:Potatoes,Corn,Beans,Pumkin,Onion,Garlic,Lettuce,Beetroot,Carrot,Tomato,Sweet Peeper,Chilli,Eggplant,Watermelon and looottttss of herbs.
In November 2012 we are organising a 14 day certified PDC Course with Bernard Alonso from Canada and 5 international certified Flying Team Members to support your learning experience focusing on Communitiy Living,Human Permaculture and Master Plan Design of the Farm.
End of November 2012 there will be a 10 Reforestation Workshop-The Permaculture Way,transform a sick Pine monoculture Desert into a productive and stable Food Forest System.some of the Benefits:encourage wildlife,more biodiveristy,less risk of fire in summer,get income from diverse products-multi-purpose trees,fooder for animals,firewood,revitalisation of acid soils-heal the soil and your soul!
There will be Permaculture Expert and Teacher Bernard Alonso,plus a local Forest Expert and 5 international certified PDC Holders with us to Design a Model Forest System which could be copied all over Portugal and become the solution for the dying Pine Tree Forests and Forest Fires which every year cause a lot of damage all over Portugal.
Please stay in touch an check following websites for news and updates on courses:
We are part of an international network with projects in India and Portugal and much more comming soon......