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Terra do MIlho
Terra do MIlho
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Terra do Milho, Foz do Farelo., Monchique, Portugal, PT
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Terra do MIlho

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Rural, Residential, Commercial, Educational

Project Summary

Once Monchique was a prosperous town where people from the coastal areas would go to to buy their fresh fruit and vegetables. Especially the lemons and potatoes were well known. The town has lost nothing of its liveliness but economic ends are hard to meet. Like many similar left out areas in europe the population is ageing and there is a danger that young people move out. The past years we see more and more people moving into Monchique from else were, from abroad or from the bigger cities of Portugal. Maybe the tide is turning. People are starting to be interested in the high quality of life that Monchique has to offer. With our foundation, Ouro da Terra, we want to run a pilot project in Monchique and so show that it is possible to live a good life in Monchique. We work by permaculture design. At the moment we are building facilities for an educational programme based on permaculture. Our first two courses are in the make: stawbale building and soil regeneration in the Algarve. We are working together with a local environmental organisation. Besides this we are running several projects: goat project for keeping goats and producing cheese, fruit production and fruit processing.

Project Description

Permaculture farm in the Serra de Monchique, a unique area in the Algarve.


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Lesley Anne Martin - Teacher

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