Africa das Joaninhas
- Commenced: 01/09/2008
- Submitted: 06/01/2012
- Last updated: 01/08/2012
- Location: Alpiarça, Alpiarça, Ribatejo, Portugal
- Phone: +351 937659091
- Website: www.africadasjoaninhas.com
- Climate zone: Mediterranean
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Africa das Joaninhas
This is a project based on farming as the economic main resource. The objective is to create sustainability and ecological conscience. The main key is to work with the local communities and to create self sustainability. My focus at the moment is the garden, that I develop using permaculture ideas and as main inspiration Emilia Hazelip works.
The farm has 1,5ha. I've been working there since 2008.
I already pass to a lot of phases on my work. Know I'm focus on increased the garden and the conditions for hosting volunteers.
I have a little house with more or less 20m2, with fireplace, that was already there when I start to work on the farm. The farm is a family farm. I'm building a dry toilet. I have two showers, one solar.
I don't live there yet and that is one of my biggest objectives.
For this year I plan to:
Build a dry toilet
Increase the vegetable garden
Make a roof and floor for the kitchen
Start a Forest Garden
Make more ponds