Development of a community-based eco-school

Imagine being able to distinguish a beneficial edible weed from the fray?  Want to learn about the relationships that plants share and how they provide for each other? The project underlined below will help me make this a reality for my community.

I'm Bernardo, and I'm currently creating my dream farm where permaculture and the wonders of nature can provide therapy and learning to my community.

The land that I'm rejuvenating is a beautiful 2 hectare piece of land located in Lousada, Portugal which I've been living and working on for the past few years.  The farm includes 4 chickens, 5 dogs, and lovely volunteers that occasionally come to assist with my projects.

Funds gathered will go directly to establishing a uniquely designed greenhouse to help me cultivate crops that will be the cornerstone for introducing people the power of developing a positive relationship with nature.

The aim of the project is to create and maintain:
1. A eco - built greenhouse to propagate plants (1 month)
2. A chemical-free forest garden growing a large variety of plants offering many benefits (ongoing)
3. An "earth ship" eco house which will be used as a multi-purpose educational centre (5 months)

The overall goal is to create a community forest school, which offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a natural environment with trees and nature.  Meeting this fundraising target will allow for me to start work on this.

Coming back to my family farm and being in touch with its natural beauty has changed my life! Now I wish to have the privilege of having it change the lives of numerous members of my community.  Any donation will allow for me to be one step closer to achieving this dream.

Hello, that's me ;)

After a day of work ;p

Wake up everybody !

We are sharing experiences and connecting to nature :)

Working hard!

Enjoying the fruits of our work!

Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • €15 
    • 20 hrs
  • John Seaman 
    • €30 
    • 8 d
  • Nathanael Lecoq 
    • €20 
    • 10 d
  • Frankie LC 
    • €10 
    • 12 d
  • Meow Meow 
    • €25 
    • 13 d
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Bernardo Queiroz 
Lousada, Ribeira Grande, Portugal
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