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Course Horta Bio for Market

21 March to 9:30 - 22 March to 18:00

This course aims to provide participants with an overview and the necessary skills to implement and manage small / medium scale gardens to the market. In addition to be based on eight years of learning and development of the Ecovillage project Janas, It is freely inspired by the movements promoted by authors / farmers like Jean Martin Fortier, Curtis Stone, Richard Perkings and also Ernst Gotsh, but with a great deal of creativity and adaptation to the Portuguese context.

The small-scale farming when properly planned and managed, It has great potential to generate income able to boost the local economy, set people to the field and regenerate soils and ecosystems.

Like this, We discuss the practical principles, from choosing the most appropriate place, the home garden design, technologies and adequate facilities. The need for planning a rotation cultures, polycultures adoption and introduction of trees and other biomass sources. Still, We discuss aspects of management that are essential to maintain and thrive in horticulture.

All contents are fundamentally based on the case of the Ecovillage to Janas and also promote an active conversation and context of the characteristics and dynamics of our gardens and markets.


– fARMING: different techniques and current uses in our climate
– Land suitable selection needs
– Organic certification process: the Fieldbook to domestic suppliers
– Design Horta to Market
– appropriate machinery
– Biological fertilization
– Business plan, Legal Considerations and Marketing Strategies
– Catch techniques in the efficiency and storage

Trainers | Afonso David and Silvia Roman.

Ecovillage experienced of farmers Janas eight years.

Afonso David with a long route in organic farming starting with training in design in Permaculture and Silvia Román as Eng. Agrónoma.

Addict yet, to provide advice, design and implementation of agro-ecological systems.



21 March to 9:30
22 March to 18:00
Event Category:


CESA | Ecoaldeia de Janas


Ecoaldeia de Janas (Quinta do Luzio)
Street Luzio n15, Halloween cerrado
Sintra, Portugal, Sintra 2710-267 Portugal
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