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.

Support our Project

We'll use your donations to further our plans to plant more trees and vines.

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch.

This website is designed to give you all the information you might need, should you decide to visit us. Please do read it through before asking a heap of questions, particularly the Volunteer, FAQ and Directions pages. We enjoy hearing from people, but you’ll appreciate how wearing it becomes to be asked questions which we’ve already taken the time to answer on the website.

If you’re hoping to come and join us as a volunteer, there are a few things we’d like you to include in your initial email:

  • Your full name, and your log in name if you are approaching us via wwoof.pt, helpx.net or workaway.info (so that we can take a look at your profile).
  • When you are hoping to visit, and whether those dates are flexible.
  • Why you’re interested in volunteering with us, perhaps what you’d like to gain from the experience and what you’re able to share.
  • Any experience you have or special skills which we may be able to make use of.
  • Any special requirements you may have (eg diet).

Our postal address is:

Casalinho e Escabelado
3320-361 Unhais o Velho
Pampilhosa da Serra

You can contact us by telephone on:

00351 235512171 (landline)

We’ll look forward to hearing from you 🙂