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Plataforma de Permacultura
Plataforma de Permacultura
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Marteleira, PT
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alex quiterio Francisco Amaral Hari Wilkinson João Gonçalves Laura Williams ruth gabriel
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Plataforma de Permacultura

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Rural, Residential, Demonstration

Project Summary

The Permaculture Platform, has two main purposes: establishing in a 700m2 a sustainable system and the recovery of a urban place near by.

Project Description

This two main purposes fit in the Permaculture ethics and principles.

We will take care of the earth on the land, and in a old building that we call it "urban", that was a support site to make and store wine, store cereals, a bakery and even had a grocery, that still has the furniture of the earlies XX century, will focus on taking care of the people and share the surplus.

The land as 700m2, so the challenge, it's how to make it sustainable and productive using a mist of urban permaculture and rural Permaculture. So trying not to separate both techniques, but always as much as we can, use small spaces techniques in a rural spot.
It as 3 distinct soils, a sandy /clay soil, a sandy/stilt  and a sandy soil. It's facing North, so the wind it's something that we'll have to deal with, but also a opportunity to have some energy from it.
There is a well, that during the summer had water, but the objective it's to capture water as much as we can.
The land will be a demonstration site in a short term, but also a place of transition to a CSA system, that in Portugal is not that know and the urban space it's a very good place to support it.
There are huge challenges in Portugal today, and one of them, it's our dependence of imported food, with our lands abandoned and people without a job.
We are hopping to find a way, that through Permaculture etichs we can demonstrate alternatives.
This project, will have the habitability to give permaculture courses and events, but it does not restrain it self to one land alone, it's all the lands that we can get that are abandoned , and work in then, in a Permaculture way,
But this one, it's our starting point.

During this year, we will be placing some wind protection edible shrubs and trees, using the hot compost , worm composting, and observing the water inflitration in the soil.
We will be posting our advances.


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Using 1 70cm2 space to 3 purposes with old pallets

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