Barn & Land Development Project
Barn & Land Development Project
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Rua da Fonte Guino, Juncal do Campo, Castelo Branco, PT
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Barry MacFarlane João Guerreiro
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Barn & Land Development Project

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Fazenda Tomati is a project to develop a 2 hectare farm which is used to teach people about sustainable building, water harvesting and successional farming. Fazenda Tomati currently accepts volunteers looking to learn about sustainable building and farming.

Project Description

Early in 2018 we purchased two hectares of farmland in central Portugal. The land is split between vinyards and olive trees, with various other fruit trees dotted around the farm. The land is blessed with a very sturdy stone barn which we are renovating using cob and wood. We have accepted volunteers from around the world and whenever people come to us with a desire to learn we impart as much knowledge as possible during their stay, and vary the schedule accordingly. At the same time we are renovating the barn, we are putting a lot of energy into the land too. Being in the Mediterranean, we are subject to long, very dry summers. As such, one of the first things we did was to dig swales to reduce the runoff into the central valley and start to push water back into our landscape. In the future we hope to continue teaching people, and create new and exciting projects based around building and farming.


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