Our Sponsors

We happily consider corporate and business sponsorship from like-minded and/or ethical companies. This may take the form of regular or one-time donations, land purchase or land management agreements, discounts for products or services or something else. We are open to suggestions as to what may best suit your company or benefit your clients.

In exchange for sponsorship all our sponsors apeear in this section of the website and we allow the use of our logo and name in the company literature in relation to the assistance given to us.

If you are interested in sponsoring our work please contact me, Laura; info@awakenedforestproject.org

FUNGI PERFECTI

Our first business sponsor was Fungi Perfecti the amazing company of Paul Stametes, probably the world's leading mycologist, who is successfully researching the solution to some of our most serious environmental problems using fungi! He is having success using mushrooms to clean up chemical spills, regenerate clear-cut forests and reverse the decline in bee health. We wholeheartedly support him in his mission to convince the world of the sustainable benefits of the amazing and diverse Fungi Kingdom.

Paul has written several books, my favourite and the perfect introduction is called 'Mycelium Running' and we recommend having a look at his youtube videos. His company Fungi Perfecti sell everything the budding or professional mycolgist could require, a lot for gardeners and around the home and much, much more. There are even a few unusual gift ideas....

Here is Sorin and I injecting our Fungi Perfecti mycelium dowels into logs in the forest. Fung Perfecti gave us a generous discount on these dowels. This was our first experiment of leaving injected logs out in the forest but we think the summer was too dry even on the north slopes and no (cultivated!) mushrooms grew. We are, however, undeterred and will try again as we think that growing mushrooms for domestic consumption is a nutritious, resilient, sustainable and delicious way to feed ourselves.

 

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 Ocober 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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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!

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