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Casal das Pias
Casal das Pias
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Casal das Pias, Folgosinho, Folgosinho, Guarda, PT
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Warm Temperate

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Casal das Pias

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Rural, Residential, Commercial, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Restoring ecossystems with permaculture, rewilding and tradicional knowledge.

Project Description

Casal das Pias is a land with about 90hectares located in the center of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park. It was abandoned about 15 years ago and is now covered with broom. This project's main objective is to recover the lands ecossystems, turning a degrated landscape into a mosaic of lush native forests, pastures and agricultural fieds. We want to live sustainably and to produce organic cheese, chestnuts and honey in harmony with nature and preserving ancestral knowledge and native breeds. We have a small flock of Bordaleira Serra da Estrela Sheep and two short-coat Serra da Estrela dogs to protect them. Ecossystem recovery is currently being done through acorn sowing, rotational grazing, land clearing for natural pastures, some rye sowing, and chestnut orchards in strategic sites. In the near future we aim to have large herbivores contributing to the pasture restoration. We accept volunteers.


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