Quinta das Moitas
Quinta das Moitas
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Commenced:
01/06/2011
Submitted:
10/05/2013
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
Vila Ruiva, Guarda, PT
Phone:
+351.937903193
Website:
http://www.quintadasmoitas.com
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate





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Carlos Rodrigues Gonçalo Teixeira Lisa Dröppelmann
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Quinta das Moitas

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Rural

Project Summary

Quinta das Moitas is an abandoned rural farm turned Permaculture Regeneration Project, located in the Serra da Estrela region of Central Portugal.

Project Description

Quinta das Moitas is an abandoned rural farm turned Permaculture Regeneration Project, located in the Serra da Estrela region of Central Portugal.

Its aims are to:

  • rebuild soil and forest on what is currently degraded and fire damaged land.
  • implement sustainable farming systems based on Permaculture design principles.
  • host affordable / exchange based workshops and knowledge sharing activities for all who wish to learn more about Permaculture, sustainable building and living in harmony with nature.
  • germinate a forest regeneration and conservation collaborative ("Earth Neighbours").

It aspires to work with others in helping to create communities where:

  • the sacredness of nature is respected.
  • communication is based on the language of non-violence.
  • the focus is on diversity and decentralisation.
  • there is no waste, everything is either reused or recycled – a full circle system.
  • its citizens have economic freedom - to work with freely operating decentralised competing currencies or local trading systems of their choice.

The challenges here include:

  • climate uncertainty - drier, hotter summers and threat of desertification.
  • increasing prevalence of bush / brush fires (usually man made) that threaten the regeneration process.
  • tackling wasteful practices such as organic material burn off by farmers and careless littering / tipping of garbage along countryside roads.
  • dealing with reckless hunting practices that kill off local habitat.
  • finding a way to help local culture recognise the influence that deforestation and degradation of soil is having on climate change and to see the (economic) value in regeneration of soil and forest.

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