Grassroots and Community Reforestation groups in Portugal

Grassroots and Community Reforestation groups in Portugal

Amigos da Floresta

Amigos da Floresta is an open community group, created for people to gather resources, skills and inspirations to assist in the co-creation of broad-leaf reforestation in Portugal. With the ethic of focusing on solutions, to positively support one another, with projects, tasks and events, which bring attention, to the importance of taking care of the natural environment. The vision is to acknowledge our communal responsibility, as stewards of the land and hence to implement designs to benefit the eco-systems for ourselves, for the animals, birds and insects and for future generations.

Dates for next meetings ALL WELCOME!  :)

Amigos da Floresta - Thursday 10th August 5pm Benfeita Esplanade

Festa da Floresta 2018 - Sunday 6th August 5pm Benfeita Esplanade

For more information contact: info@awakenedforestproject.org

Reflorestar Portugal  

Platform for the articulation of all initiatives that want to collectively build a national reforestation project. Permaculture. Agroforestry. We are a small group of people, Portuguese citizens, without partisan affiliation, with a common point that unites us and about which we have discussed, studied and dedicated part of our work: Regeneration of forests, human sustainability in synergy with nature.
Our main objective is to help all projects on the ground, on different fronts, to communicate, get to know each other, to establish partnerships, to create a common vision for forests, to have concerted strategies, -helps, supports, labour, etc.
With regard to this initiative that we launched due to the Pedrogão fires, but which had already been worked for a long time, the first action we are taking
Propose is the Forest Meeting (convergence of the Forest), which will take place on 9 and 10 September in Elvas. 

For more information contact:  reflorestarportugal@gmail.com

 

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!