Permaculturing in Portugal

One family's attempts to live in a more planet-friendly way


The quinta got back on track in 2021 after CoViD restrictions saw us having to cancel all courses in 2020, some literally at the last minute. We ran 2 highly successful Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) courses, with further one-week practicals attached to each, in July and August. All being well, we hope to do the same again in 2022.

We also hope to organise a rocket mass heater build and more natural building and vermicomposting toilet workshops, but for the moment are adopting a stance of watching and waiting to see how events unfold.

Students on the Permaculture Design Certificate course making compost

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Post-PDC Practical Course August 2021

Quinta do Vale Benfeita

A PDC (Permaculture Design Course) is mainly the theory. The foundation. And although the course features daily practical sessions, it doesn't pretend to equip people with the full range of skills they'll need to implement permaculture designs. Enter the POST-PDC PRACTICAL COURSE! Whilst all this knowledge is fresh in your mind and bursting to find […]

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