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La Codosera, Badajoz, ES
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David Flores Gabor Kovacs Ignacio Artaza Sanya Omerovic Silvia Floresta Victor Barahona Yara Dowani
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Rural, Demonstration

Project Summary

Terrafirma is a property in the region of Extremadura on the border between Spain and Portugal (Mediterranean climate) being developed into a sustainable project, promoting biodiversity and following permaculture principles.

Project Description

The land includes 9.5 has of typical mediterranean dehesa landscape (a multifunctional agro-sylvo-pastoral system) reforested with cork oaks, a 2.5 has olive orchard, a 0.5 ha food forest under development and a series of water features including ponds, swales, creek, etc. 

The project is being deliberately implemented at a slow, gradual pace from scratch, balancing investment (available time and resources), and adaptation through observation.  It seeks to maximize the use of local materials and autochtonous species while experimenting with new ideas.

Actual implementation as a permaculture project began in 2013, aiming to achieve the following objectives:

- To provide for most nutrition needs for a small household and other living creatures, in a healthy and organic manner

- To serve as an experimental playground for local solutions and low-impact sustainable living by applying permaculture principles, techniques and creativity

- To design a natural landscape that minimizes necesary work and maximizes returns and time for fun projects

- To create a natural, abundant and healthy living landscape for diverse fauna and flora

- To serve as an effective retreat in case of further deterioration of the current economic system and collapse



Water management works

Water is life! Summary of all the water related works done during 2013.

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