|Lamarosa, Torres Novas, Portugal
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After almost 3 years studying Physics in college, I found it wasn't going to get me all the answers, and left. Learned how to build and play the Didgeridoo, with good success. Started with a friend doing "sound therapy" using several high quality self-made instruments. Worked as an assistant in a child care institution.
Having a green heart right from early childhood, and the opportunity to manage my father's land, I spent some 2 or 3 years planting trees here and there. However, the damaged and exhausted land, in a hard Mediterranean climate with very little water in summer, proved too much for the poor things. I was forced to learn good, cheap, green strategies that actually worked. That's how I came across Permaculture. After my PDC in March 2010, everything started to look greener and more hopeful.
I spent about 3 more years putting all that I had learned into practice, and adapting it into the Mediterranean context (which needs to take into account all three climate chapters from the Designer's Manual: Tropical, Temperate, and Drylands). I constantly study through the Internet, buy books, write, and try my best to understand everything I can.
After marrying, I lived a year and a half in Lisbon with my wife. We managed to grow lots of tomato, lemongrass, sweet potato, nasturtiums, green beans and much more on just four square metres. And we even had two layer chickens in a coop made out of discarded wooden pallets!
We now moved back to the country, to a friends' farm, while we're looking for our own land. We're helping the folks who own this place to turn it into a beautiful, productive, maintenance-free paradise - everything's possible when everyone's hearts are in the right place!
After a year and a half of living in Lisbon, I'm back to the country, and loving it!
Soil is improving, money from eggs is paying the next phase of implementation, and the chickens are happy!
Our two adult chickens and their rooster were eaten by wild animals. Baby chicks are ok.
Seven little baby chicks were born here last sunday
|Permaculture Design Course
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
|Teacher: Lesley Anne Martin
|Location: Várzea da Gonçala, Aljezur
|Date: Mar 2010
|Curso Teórico-Prático em Keyline
|Teacher: Jesús Ruiz Gámez
|Location: Lavre, Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal
|Date: Oct 2014
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