(also posted in WWOOF / organic farm volunteers/interns/jobs)
Our aim is to turn a gorgeous 130 ha. property with micro climate into an amazing Regenerative Agriculture farm, community and education centre. The farm is located in South Western Portugal with loads of potential.
To help us succeed we are searching for creative inspiring people to fill the following positions:
- Project manager with a permaculture and Regenerative Agriculture background
- Experienced garden manager to create a food garden
These positions are for a minimum stay of 6 months.
This is a completely new fresh project and needs to be started from scratch. Facilities are limited and will start with basic housing and caravans.
We are also in need of helping hands to volunteer at the project.
If you have particular skills with Regenerative Agriculture, permaculture, Holistic Animal Management, Bio construction, aquaculture, gardening, natural learning, cooking, unschooling, or other skills which might be valuable to this project and if a new project like this inspires you, brings out the best in your creativity and you can't wait to get your hands stuck into the dirt, you are more than welcome.
The kind of projects we need help with are:
- Water works
- Tree/plant nursery
- Establishing + maintaining animal systems
- Forest Garden Systems
- Organic Kitchen Garden
- Natural Building
- Rebuild work - there are a number of ruins here which we want to turn into communal space.
Hello Ferry and Francine
I, Doug Crouch, am writing about your project down south there. It looks quite lovely with all the green. I imagine it turns brown in the summer but with some good permaculture hopefully it can keep photosynthesizing longer. So i write to see if you farm manager position is still open or if you need help with some of those specific projects you mentioned. I run TreeYo Permaculture, maybe you have heard of our courses and work in the Sintra area. I have experience in other Mediterranean climates besides Portugal and projects big and small. Some keyline and holistic management knowledge as well as a well as being a big soil/water/trees/earthworks geek. I am used to workign with crews and leading a guy with a machine. Feel free to contact me at treeyopermaculture at gmail.com to talk some more. Hope all is well on the farm, cheers
Hi there, Ferry and Francine, my name is Robert. I am making a new start with a PDC in Laos, and will most likely be looking for more experience in the short-term in Cambodia. But at the same time I am looking for long-term positions, and I would be very interested in coming to Portugal. I don't think I qualify for the positions you listed, but would love to hear about the current state of play with your project and what opportunities you may still be able to offer.
Sorry for the late reply.
We are still busy here with the project coming along slowly but surely.
You can find out more about it on our website aquinta.org
Have a good time in Cambodia and you're always welcome to get in touch.
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