Permaculture Design Course and Food Forest Course

Permaculture Design Course and Food Forest Course
S.Miguel Island - Azores - Portugal
Permaculture is to live in harmony with nature providing for human needs and the needs of everything around us

Permaculture Local Visits


Why dont we go discover the local area together?

Our proposal is that:
For some days we will be visiting local sites of interest with a permaculture team, its the best way to get to know the environment and the local culture from a sustainability point of view.



Every place is different and there is a great importance of being able to observe deeply our suroundings.


We go visit local farms, talk with people involved, get to know projects,visit forests and gardens, thermal waters, rivers and beaches, get to know local food and markets, connect with other students, understand energy flows of landscape and connect with the land.


Its an opportunity to go with a permaculture team as guides on field trips to know the dynamics of the region.

Its up to us create the world that we want to see


Speaking of body and soul, we took a few days off to enjoy the island of Sao Miguel and its magical beauty.

The old forest at Lagoa do Congro welcomed us with an abundance of mushrooms, moss and ferns that made me feel like Alice in Wonderland (look for the mythical “portal” above the lake).

Terra Nostra botanical garden enchanted us with its ancient trees and rare plants, blue lotuses and monkey puzzles (you can eat the nut). Bonus- there’s a thermal lake in the middle of the park and we soaked our bones there for a well-deserved happy end.

We also visited local permaculture warriors and their beautiful farms: Ricardo’s amazing veggie gardens and orchards, plus tips and tricks about commercial gardening; our dear Peer’s land (one of the students), on the top of the hills where you can see the endless ocean and glimpses of the other island, and where we learned about swales and their importance in land regeneration and water use efficiency; last but not the least, Ana’s orchards, our brave host that had us camping between her fruit trees during the internship, sharing her knowledge and inspiring visions. Side note- her cuddly cats were also a personal inspiration to me.


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