Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with and support our work.

Volunteering

You can volunteer with us, we ask for a minimum 1 month commitment and 6 hours work 5 days a week.

If you prefer a shorter commitment and/or less work hours you can be a supporting volunteer and work 3 hours a day, 5 days a week and pay 25€ a day. See the Volunteer page in this section for more details.

Internships

If you would like to commit for longer, really immerse yourself in our work and learn all about sustainable living and woodwork then consider becoming an Intern. We run 6 month and 1 year Internships. Our current Internship for 2016/2017 has just been advertised.

Courses

We run day and weekend courses through the summer related to our work and philosophy. Check out the ‘Courses’ section here and be sure to sign up to our newsletter to stay informed.

Become a member

We are in the process of becoming a registered non-profit Association. We invite anyone who would like to support our work to become a member. Membership costs only €30 and entitles you to attend and vote at our Annual General Meetings.

Land-management and Land purchase schemes
 
There is a great potential for passionate investors to help us reforest the land here. We are developing schemes whereby investors can buy land and pay for us to create a beautiful diverse forest to replace the monoculture. Or simply buy land to donate to the Project. 
 
 
There are always tools, materials and equipment that we need. Please see the Wish List in this section for more details.
 
One-off or regular donations
 
We are always happy to receive one-off or regular donations to help us build infrastructure to host volunteers, to support volunteers time, to buy forestry tools, to purchase trees and to buy land to reforest.

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.

LATEST BLOG POSTS

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!