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Quinta do Figo Verde
Quinta do Figo Verde
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Bemposta, Arcos de Valdevez, Viana do Costello, PT
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Warm Temperate

Filipe Jesus João Gonçalves Márcio Ramos da Costa Max van Wees Xana Macedo
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Quinta do Figo Verde

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Rural, Residential, Commercial

Project Summary

The regeneration of abandoned agricultural land in order to create a very low environmental impact camp site and food production for the guests and owner.

Project Description

When I took the site over in early 2012 the land had been left abandoned for about 40 years. Previously the land had been used to cultivate grapes and maize, along with a few citrus and fig and olive trees. My first initial tasks were to build structures and facilities in order to open a small campsite. This was a high priority in order to earn some money. Since then projects have included grey water management, composting toilets, rainwater harvesting, hugelkultuur vegetable gardens, solar thermal hot water systems, photovoltaic power, planting a food forest, coppice management of the existing deciduous trees for sustainable heating fuel, and the creation of a wildlife pond. Future projects I hope to carry out are to extend the food forest, create more ponds in order to channel rainwater collected from structures through the site, and restore the existing ruined buildings in a sustainable and intelligent manor.


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