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Helder Valente


  • Joined: 02/02/2011
  • Last Updated: 02/02/2011
  • Location: Atlanti, Portugal
  • Climate Zone: Sub tropical
  • Gender: Male
  • Web site: sublimart.blogspot.com/

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    PRI Zaytuna Farm, NSW, Australia Aloha Mahi'ai New School Permaculture Permaculture Association of South Australia Inc. Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Education Centre Gaia University Northeast GiveLove - Ecological Sanitation Haiti Permaculture Research Institute Chile The Love & Haiti Project Université Populaire de Permaculture Permaculture-School Austria Afristar Istituto italiano di permacultura Parque Agricola da Alta de Lisboa (Lisbon's Uptown City Farm) Gaia University Permaculture College Australia Marda Permaculture Farm, Palestine Permaculture Institute Monte do Carrascal Permaculture Gold Coast Kinesi Orphans Permaculture Project Badilisha Ecovillage Foundation Trust Molokai Permaculture Education Initiative - PRI USA & Sust`aina ble Molokai Partnership Ti Lorien, Haiti Milkwood Spiralseed Instituto Chileno de Pc Shared Earth Convergence I The Crop Circle Bayan Ulgii Sustainable Agriculture and Economic Learning Kigamboni Community Centre Asaba Art Square Community Garden Lemon, Odawara Japan Findhorn Ecovillage Al Baydha Project Permaculture Egypt Tamera Permacultura Canariensis Embun Pagi Permaculture Research Institute Turkey IPOEMA The Congo Project Centro de Convergência Earthway Experience Permaculture Center Fassi Honeycomb Vale do Clajá Eco Ola Hope Academy Shipping Container Greenhouse Heal The Soil CSA - India The Farm Ecovillage Training Center Trinidad & Tobago Permaculture Institute Zaytuna Farm DELETE Paititi Institute for the Preservation of Ecology & Indigenous Culture Malus Sieversii Food Forest Mountain Steep Permaculture - Permacultura em Declive de Montanha Quinta do Luzio Permaculture Vienna Centro de Permacultura Sintra Dehesa Felix Grasslands, LLC Ghana Permaculture Network Himalayan Permaculture Centre Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge River Regeneration (order7) Fattoria dell'Autosufficienza Iowa Urban Permaculture Project JIA Farm, Linden, Guyana Indigenous Rainforest Keepers KaWay Monti School for Sustainability FLOT School Garden Permaculture Research Institute-Kenya Earth-n-us Urban Permaculture design Terra Genesis International Sustainable Environmental Livelihoods Farm, Fiji AAE permaculture centre The Chaikuni Institute Varzea da Gonçala




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Today i found a monarch butterfly in our institute

Posted by Helder Valente over 3 years ago

A story about Invasive plants the monarch butterfly and the power of nature to adapt

Today as i was working in the greenhouse i found a huge buterfly like the ones i used to see in América...

After some research i found that the flying creature was a monarch butterfly that everybody knows because of its amazing migration from Canada to Mexico...


There used to be found some of these butterflys dead in the southern portuguese coast, problably because they got lost on there travel or maybe looking for new adventures in the old continent..


Well... it looks that around 1990 a plant from south africa started to be found in the southwest of portugal...Asclepias syriaca had arrived to stay...


And with this casual encounter started a simbyosis that 20 years later makes me be here today talking with you folks about what i found today.


Behind all the discution about the invasors plants from "mars" there is a pattern of inclusion and integration in ecossistems and  that is what i find more precious in permaculture, in natures patterns of adaptation.


Theres a new dawn, theres a new day in natures creations and in the sustainable metamorfosis...


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