|Centro Social Aldeia das Amoreiras, Aldeia das Amoreiras, Odemira, PT|
|+351 283 92 50 32|
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.
As of 2014 Centro de Convergência is a dynamic integration of the following domains of action:
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Community projects are projects that help develop sustainable community interaction and increase localised resiliency.
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
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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.
Eco - compost toilets at Summer Festival "Andanças'2012"
the portable eco-throne delights - your contribution to soil fertility is appreciated
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"
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
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.
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
Introduction to Permaculture - 25&26 February Aldeia das Amoreiras
Intensive Permaculture Course inside Amoreiras Village - South of Portugal
Film "Transition 2.0" in Amoreiras Village next thursday - 2nd Feb.
The film captures stories of Transition from around the world.
Tilling Mule Traction with Antonio da Rosa and Jorge
a few villagers in Aldeia das Amoreiras have the benefits of caring for mules.
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 ...
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 ...
5 documentary films for Sustainable Village Amoreiras
This 5 films present different perspectives on the village daily activities and events
Woodchipper donated - for the community to use
The woodchipper was donated to the project by the Association Movement 1 Euro
"Whitewash" the film by Frank Laranja
Video of the community event International Whitewash Day in Aldeia das Amoreiras, Portugal on July the 23rd 2011
"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
"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.
We are building and renting mobile compost-dry toilets.
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