What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a sustainable design system that provides for human needs while having positive effects on the surrounding environment.

It is based on the ethics of earth care, people care and fair share, and provides practical solutions to the global crises we are currently facing.

Permaculture is for EVERYONE, regardless of their education, background, or previous experience.

Permaculture is NOT just about trees, or just about gardening! You don't need loads of land to practice it and it's a design method that can be applied to all social systems.

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Permaculture Design Courses 2016

Will you join us this summer? We’re pleased to be offering two opportunities to join us for a PDC here at Casalinho this year. Both courses are taught by Josh Gomez, and fully certified by the UK Permaculture Association.

For all the details, click […]

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Healing Agriculture article

Healing Agriculture is a new(ish) blog and website produced by Katie Shepherd with a view to showcasing

‘the many people working in broad scale agriculture in Europe, aiming for ‘beyond sustainability’, using the ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share in their farming work and lives. ‘

At Casalinho we are honoured to […]

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Learning about Bees at The Hive

 

Jeroen took a course on beekeeping organised by the local beekeepers co-operative some time ago, when we originally purchased our hives. I’ve never had any training in beekeeping though, so I was thrilled when The Hive offered another Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop. The Hive are a local cultural co-operative focussing on sustainable […]

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Ram Pump Workshop

A Ram Pump is a hydraulic pump which allows you to raise water from one point to another without using an outside power source. We’re astonished that they aren’t more widely known as you can make one at home. All you need is a water drop and cheap parts you’ll find in the plumbing aisle […]

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Book up for a Summer Permaculture Design Course PDC

So our summer schedule of courses is now live, and we’re taking bookings. This year we’re offering a choice of three Permaculture Design Courses, all certified by the UK Permaculture Association and taught by Josh Gomez. They’re differing lengths, so there should be one to suit everyone.

This year, for the first time […]

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Ferrocement Tank

Jeroen spent last weekend at Quinta do Luzio in Sintra, working on a ferrocement tank.

We’re hoping to make our own here at Casalinho during the Extended Permaculture Design Course we’ll be running 19th June – 20th July. Check out our courses page for full details.

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Convergência de Permacultura Mandala Garden Revisited

Some of you may remember that in October the first Portuguese Permaculture Convergence was held locally to us, in Fundão. I recently revisited the site of the Mandala Garden built during the event. It’s looking beautiful in the winter sun.

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Our Week in Pictures: 3rd November 2014

Our weekly round up of what volunteers have been working on at Casalinho, our developing permaculture project in central Portugal.

All change this week with a completely new group of volunteers here to work with us. Once again our work has been seasonally lead, with work in the veg garden and last minute winter […]

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Our Week in Pictures: 27th October 2014

Our weekly round up of what volunteers have been working on at Casalinho, our developing permaculture project in central Portugal.

 

There has been so much going on this week that it’s been hard to choose the photos!

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Our Week in Pictures: 25th August 2014

Festa, festa still this week, with the three day event at Malhada do Rei.

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As I write, […]

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