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Tamera Peace Research Center - Monte Cerro, Reliquias, Alentejo, PT
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Alan Jeff Alper Can Kılıç Andrea Lo Presti Andressa Capriglione Cláudia Martins David McNamara Dragan Šprem Dustin wallerwork@gmail.com Duygu Baslican Eden Gal Filipa Silva Francisco Amaral George Bronos Helder Valente Hubert de Kalbermatten James Reid Johannes Bühler Jorge Coelho Lind Quist Marcus Pan Marlo Blythe Muller Willis Nicco Campo Pedro Horta Peter Koll Pieter Ploeg Rae Fuller Samuel Lauwers Sarah Baleiza Scipio Reed Somesh De Swardt Vaughn Cross Vic Gaffney Vincent Fields Xana Macedo Zoe Lujic
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Rural, Intentional Communities, Community, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Tamera SolarVillage - Ecology Project Ecology in Tamera Cooperation with Nature Healing the Water Cycle through the Creation of Water Retention Landscapes Tamera is planned to become a Healing Biotope of plants, animals and human beings. Since the start of Tamera, the ecology team has planted app. 20.000 trees and started to create a Permaculture water landscape. Food biotopes for future self-supply have been built, evergreen oases installed. The first "edible landscapes", forest gardens, wet biotopes and lakes were created. http://www.tamera.org/index.php?id=50&L=0

Project Description

Ecology in Tamera

Cooperation with Nature

Healing the Water Cycle through the Creation of Water Retention Landscapes

The Secret of Water as a Basis for the New Earth


A model settlement of the future should be well-integrated into healthy

natural surroundings. For this we need to interact and communicate well

with our co-creatures. Ecology is the outer expression of a human settlement. It encompasses contact between humans, animals, plants and natural elements. A decisive aspect of a healthy ecology is water. Tamera is

developing a model project for natural water management and the natural

 regeneration of damaged landscapes - for Southern Europe and worldwide.

One goal of the Tamera ecology team is that Sepp

Holzer's work becomes known and that many people –

engineers, farmers and also non-specialists – may learn

and understand that the land can be healed.

For some years already, there have been open days

several times a year with tours through the water landscape and the chance to ask questions. These days are

used by interested people, specialists and families from

all over Portugal to get to know Tamera and its projects.

To allow a deeper understanding, seminars are held and

an education program with Holzer is offered within the

framework of the Global Campus.

We i ntend to devel op an institute for Holzer' s

Permaculture here in Tamera. The high level of interest in

this country shows how much this is called for. Together

with committed environmentalists, specialists and hands-on workers, we want to create a force to return the original power of nature to the land. Only together will we be

able to halt desertification and make the land green


Email: [email protected]



Second International Water Symposium in Tamera, April 27th– 29th, 2012

“Water Retention Landscapes as an Answer to Desertification and Globalization”

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