Current Work May 2016

Marko has been figuring out the solar system, this is the frame to hold the panels. Washing machine here we come!!!

With a little help from his friends......

Rendering the bathroom.

We are creating some kitchen garden beds aroud the house for herbs. Here is Davi putting in soil:

And Hazel chopping the bracken she reoved from the beds to return to the soil as mulch

And at last we are using our amazing outdoor kitchen, with rocket stove hobs and oven. Powered by the sticks we collect in the forest and by removing then we also reduce fire risk. The kitchen is still a work in progress but suiting us nicely. And the dogs like it too!

We have been harvesting the abundant wild plants growing at this time of year and making wild saurkraut - delicious! This one is nettles, dock, garlic and ginger.

Events

Benfeita, May 1st 2017
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Quinta da Floresta, Benfeita October 21st 10 - 5pm

I am very happy to announce another opportunity to begin to learn the art and science of foraging in our beautiful valley in the Serra do Açor.

Quinta da Floresta, Benfeita 12 - 15 October 2017

In our times crafts such as green woodwork are something truly revolutionary. We find making a useful product with ones own hands straight from the forest is totally inspiring.  Not only is such work simply sustainable it is also deeply...

Quinta da Floresta, Benfeita - Date TBC 2018

People have retreated to wild places for millennia to find inner peace and a greater perspective on life. Nature, in it’s simplicity and beauty, supports a profound relaxation in body, mind and soul.

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Many people have asked us how they can help in the wake of the fires and all we have lost. We are very touched and grateful for these offers of support. Here are some ways you can help:

 
We have started building the second floor of the workshop!! This will be our last major build here and will provide a dormitory and meditation/workshop room which will increase our capacities for events and hosting people, especially outside of the summer months.
I am passionate about building with round wood because it simply makes so much sense.
It’s autumn again and the abundance is obvious. The forest and land is heaving with food and we know of no greater joy than getting out into the hills and foraging this freely given resource.
 

So we have some systems and facilities coming online this month - very exciting!!

Davi and Hazel have been working hard on the bathroom tiling, building glass brick walls and crafting mosaics. It looks beautiful!