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Centro de Convergência (NO LONGER ACTIVE)
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Centro Social Aldeia das Amoreiras, Aldeia das Amoreiras, Odemira, PT
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Posted by João Gonçalves almost 11 years ago

"Lettuce" - The pleasure of looking after and being in the kitchen garden. The knowledge of the people in the village, Aldeia das Amoreiras.

Winter, rain irrigated crops
Rain water harvest at home
Self-seeding lettuces
Snail control
5 finger broom
Earth worms for fishing
Onion nursery and kitchen garden trees and names
Plum harvest and share of surplus
Pest repellant plants
"Non chemical" pest traps
Kitchen garden duck as weeds and pests control
Chickens and trees stacking
The function of bees.
"If we run out of oil and there's a food crisis ..."
Green house Springtime crops
Tomato and melon crop management
Winter and spring crops, fava crop and lettuce harvest
"Flowers lover"
"Petrol/Oil for cooking and light at home or gas for transport ...".
Grafting citrus tree ("not for us, maybe for the next generation...")
Picking oranges from tall tree technique
Hand-made potato harvest and impact of organic fertilizer on
development of potato root system
Motorcycle engine failure
Concrete water tank tap for flood irrigation
Ancient waterwell and underground water storage for irrigation
Sunken bed hand planting cabbages and peppers
Sunken bed watering and hose trick
Water and fertilization needs of cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers
Watering onions with hose shower
Grace of flowers and chores in the kitchen garden
Kitchen garden plants and damage by Springtime rain on crops

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Filming crew having a break with homemade cookies and liquors !

O prazer de cuidar e estar na horta, o conhecimento dos habitantes de uma aldeia.

É comum que entre hortelões surjam conversas entusiasmadas sobre as suas hortas, as técnicas que usam e o que conseguem delas tirar. Foi este entusiasmo que quisemos registar. E foi também o olhar para o vídeo como um processo em que se valorizam conhecimentos, produzindo uma reflexão e gerando empatias a partir do exercício de ver e ser visto. A Aldeia das Amoreiras tem vivido desde 2010 um processo de participação com o objectivo de criar uma Aldeia das Amoreiras de Sonho ou uma Aldeia das Amoreiras Sustentável. Neste contexto, surge o vídeo como uma forma de valorizar os seus habitantes e o seu conhecimento numa época de transição de uma sociedade desintegrada do seu ambiente natural para uma época em que este conhecimento volta a ser importante.

No intuito de aprofundar a relação com os vizinhos da aldeia, fomos perguntar-lhes como eles vêem as suas hortas, entrando nos seus quintais fomos indagando como a aldeia se vê por dentro.

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