Regenerating an agro-forest natural ecosystem in the wild Alentejo, southwest Portugal

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  2022 

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  • Description

    Description

    This is an agricultural project, in the hills of SW Alentejo 8 km from the ocean (Odeceixe). The 21 hectares property is crossed by Rota Vicentina, the long distance walking trail that runs through the entire region from Santiago do Cacém to Sagres.

    After being abandoned for more than 50 years, the property has turned into a wild and powerful natural forest, where one can find all the varieties of the local flora. The project aims to recover and regenerate this natural treasure.

    There is much chores to do in the forest as we are in the regeneration phase of the project. The 16 hectare Medronho forest needs to be cleaned and prepared for the harvest season of Medronho in September. Besides that, it is time to collect wood from the forest and start to prepare the distillation season. In the meanwhile, there is a vegetable garden to care of, the housing of animals to plan and several wood shelters to build.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    The long-term vision of the project is to contribute for the valorisation of the natural forest of the region and to create a sustainable way of managing an agroforestry property, being able to generate income from the natural resources available. Volunteers joining the project will be able to learn about the production of Medronho, honey and vegetables, will be in contact with farm animals and also have the opportunity to meet with hikers and travellers passing on the trail just in front of the property.

    S. Miguel and Odeceixe villages are a few minutes distance on a bike, allowing Workwayers to get to know real life rhythm and habits of the Alentejo and Algarve, as this is a border town of the two Portuguese districts. Beaches are also close with good surfing and world class hiking along the coast.

  • Aide

    Aide

    There is much tasks to do in the forest as we are in the regeneration phase of the project. The 16 hectare Medronho forest needs to be cleaned and prepared for the harvest season of Medronho in September. Besides that, it is time to collect wood from the forest and start to prepare the distillation season. In the meanwhile, there is a vegetable garden to care of, the housing of animals to plan and several wood shelters to build.

    If you are enthusiastic about dreaming, planning and building, then you’ve reached the right place as there is a lot of room for creating new projects. Volunteers with experience in building, carpentering, using saw machines and other forest machines are a great asset. But also those without the skills but the right mindset are more than welcome!

  • Langues parlées

    Portugais: Courant
    Anglais: Intermédiaire
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire
    Français: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Volunteers can stay in their campervan or in a shared house in the farm with 2x rooms, living room, toilet and kitchen. It will all depend on the timing and needs of fellow candidates to join the project.

    Food is provided so that you may have everything you need to cook for yourself, this is done collectively. The vegetable garden will also supply some of the main goods. There will also be days where we eat separate, but ideally the dynamic is that of a friendly group sharing food by the fire under a sky full of stars.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Odeceixe and S. Miguel villages are just around the corner, allowing for some social interaction. The beach of Odeceixe with world class surfing and hiking is just 8 km away. The region has many small towns and interesting projects to explore and get to know.

    There are daily busses to Lisbon, Sagres and Lagos if you ever feel the need to crush with a big city and all it brings along, taking a break from being in the wild.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Camper vans are welcome

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    To be discussed

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


N° de référence hôte : 727919794258