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Centro de Convergência (NO LONGER ACTIVE)
Centro de Convergência (NO LONGER ACTIVE)
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Centro Social Aldeia das Amoreiras, Aldeia das Amoreiras, Odemira, PT
+351 283 92 50 32
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Centro de Convergência (NO LONGER ACTIVE)

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Community, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz, Financial Economic, Legal

Project Summary

Community building and education for sustainable development project based in "Aldeia das Amoreiras", + 500 years old, traditional village (less than 200 people), located in Odemira Municipality - South-west of Portugal.

Project Description

As of 2014 Centro de Convergência is a dynamic integration of the following domains of action:

  • Guided tours in Aldeia das Amoreiras, Buying and Selling local and hand made products, Acommodation/rooms and houses for rent, Workshops under Centro de Convergência: Mónica Barbosa (monicapbarbosa @ gmail.com)
  • Managing the "Social Centre - Escolinha da Aldeia das Amoreiras"  - office, community kitchen, library, playground, "no-till garden": Ana Montez (asmontez @ hotmail.com)
  • External communications, gardening: Lucie Rousset (lucie.lulublue @ gmail.com)
  • Project Utopia and WCECOS (portable dry compost toilets): Marcos Pais (marcos @ gaia.org.pt)
  • European Voluntary Service - EVS: Sara Serrão (saraserrao @ gaia.org.pt)
  • Link to the Transição Portugal e Transition Network: André Vizinho (andrevizinho @ gmail.com)








The Seed Feast - 22 March - Aldeia das Amoreiras

Festa da Semente: almoço comunitário apoia filme ACTO: SEMENTE - With community lunch to support the film on seed freedom

Posted about 10 years ago (0 comments)

New contacts

O Centro de Convergência actualizou os seus contactos. Para comunicar connosco por favor utilize os emails abaixo.

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doc "Alface" is on-line

"Lettuce" - The pleasure of looking after and being in the kitchen garden. The knowledge of the people in the village, Aldeia das Amoreiras.

Posted about 11 years ago (0 comments)

Eco - compost toilets at Summer Festival "Andanças'2012"

the portable eco-throne delights - your contribution to soil fertility is appreciated

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The Seed Feast - 30 March - Aldeia das Amoreiras

seed swop, market, traditional vegetarian community lunch, traditionl hands-on agricultural knowledge sharing, "Alface" documentary, "Pine cone dances"

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WANTED 2 volunteers to help build low cost eco-shelter 14-Feb-14-March

this is going to be a about 30 m3 shelter, planned and built with Permaculture design principles in mind, given the local eco-geological conditions and building materials on site and nearby region

Posted over 11 years ago (0 comments)

The Compost Shower Workshop

The Compost Shower (about 6 m3 of fresh shredded whole 14 year old Pinus pinea trees) was built in the end of February 2012 and yielded water until November.

Posted over 11 years ago (0 comments)

2 Volunteers-Permaculture Wanted - Through European Volunteering Service

1 Opportunity to get involved in Permaculture and transition town work + 1 to work with the Children's Land Project

Posted over 11 years ago (0 comments)

Introduction to Permaculture - 25&26 February Aldeia das Amoreiras

Intensive Permaculture Course inside Amoreiras Village - South of Portugal

Posted over 12 years ago (0 comments)

Film "Transition 2.0" in Amoreiras Village next thursday - 2nd Feb.

The film captures stories of Transition from around the world.

Posted over 12 years ago (0 comments)

Tilling Mule Traction with Antonio da Rosa and Jorge

a few villagers in Aldeia das Amoreiras have the benefits of caring for mules.

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Introduction to Permaculture in Amoreiras Village

a 2 day course for an unique opportunity to explore the Permaculture Design system having the village as the classroom ...

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Workshop: Swales and water harvest on the landscape

this will be a introduction and practical workshop in the hot side of Portugal where farming have turned soils to dust and rivers run brown in wintertime ...

Posted over 12 years ago (0 comments)

5 documentary films for Sustainable Village Amoreiras

This 5 films present different perspectives on the village daily activities and events

Posted over 12 years ago (2 comments)

Woodchipper donated - for the community to use

The woodchipper was donated to the project by the Association Movement 1 Euro

Posted over 12 years ago (0 comments)

"Whitewash" the film by Frank Laranja

Video of the community event International Whitewash Day in Aldeia das Amoreiras, Portugal on July the 23rd 2011

Posted almost 13 years ago (0 comments)

"The Dream Village" - The film

This film is about the "Sustainable Aldeia das Amoreiras Village" project action-learning and participatory process where the vision for the "Dream Village" emerges as a open ended conversation

Posted almost 13 years ago (0 comments)

"Alface" the new film shot in the kitchen gardens in Aldeia das Amoreiras

This film is an opportunity for us to meet the people from the Village in the spaces that they care and know best: the kitchen gardens and vegetable gardens.

Posted almost 13 years ago (0 comments)


We are building and renting mobile compost-dry toilets.

Posted almost 13 years ago (0 comments)

Dia da Caiação: International Whitewash Day / Volunteer Summer Summit

The Community Project of the VSS11 will take place on the parish of São Martinho das Amoreiras, located 32 km from the Zmar venue and will be realized with the collaboration of the Alentejo chapter of GAIA (http://gaia.org.pt/), a portuguese environmental

Posted almost 13 years ago (1 comments)
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