OUSEM and the EVS project

OUSEM and the EVS project

As part of our colaborative experience with OUSEM, we have had the support of three EVS volunteers in the Master Unit.  OUSEM, The OUtstanding Solutions for EMpowerment association, is focused on promoting local development projects, has been helping on projects like...
Permaculture course with João Jorge

Permaculture course with João Jorge

CASAS– The sustainable agriculture and healthy eating club is organizing an introduction to Permaculture in Covilhã, 40 hours distributed by 3 weekends, with the help of the permaculturist João Jorge. The theoretical part of this course was held in the Yoga Room...
Spring glimpses

Spring glimpses

For a couple of weeks seemed already spring: very hot sun, warm breeze, and in the air the tipical march perfume… it lasted only up to few days ago, when temperature dropped 10°C, due to cold winds from the north. But this window of spring glimpses gave us the...
Rooting hormones from willows and poplar trees

Rooting hormones from willows and poplar trees

During last permaculture workshop I was happy to have discovered that from willows and poplar trees we can easily obtain a nice rooting hormone solution. Usually there is no need to use hormonal rooting solutions or powders, now very common and used like...

Raised bed in the Alps

To channelize our inspiration and begin some experiments in different soils, we finally convinced a friend in the Alps to build together with us a small “raised-bed” just on the border of his veggie-garden! Actually the history of this plot of land is...

Intro to Permaculture

This weekends ago we partecipated into a very nice event: Introduction to Permaculture in Fundao, fifteen people or so, in a 2 day workshop with Joao Jorge. Interesting 2 days theory on permaculture, a lot of questions and creative replies, finishing with a practical...