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Horta BIO Course

18 October, 2020 at 9:30 - 13 December, 2020 at 18:00

This course aims to provide participants with an overview and the skills necessary to implement and manage small / medium scale gardens for self-supply, want to the market. In addition to being based on the eight years of learning and development of the CEDAR project, it follows the “Market Gardening” based on maximum efficiency pragmatism.
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.
Day 1 Introduction | Bases of MPB | Nutrition and Soil |The cultivars | Cultural Installation
Day 2 Installation Drawing | Cultural Monitoring | Pests and Diseases | Fertilization |
Day 3 Production Technologies | Irrigation | Harvesting and conservation techniques | Market Perspective
How to participate?
Exchange value: 95€ / person;
Silvia Roman

I come from a village called Asturias Cornellana, after studying some anhos Agroambiental Engineering at the University of León, I decided to direct my life towards a simpler life, honest and satisfactory, it is to live on Earth and the Earth, so I began this project with the help of many people in the Ecovillage Janas, a place that offers the power and the knowledge to make this idea a reality.

The SementesPermanentes began to principles of 2014, translade when I finally moved to Sintra and I began to develop the selection, planting and maintenance of both rare plant, as traditional.

Afonso David

Since 2009 that I am a founding member of the collective “Permanent Gardens”, with which I have held various design work, Consulting and implementation of gardens, Gardens and Orchards, according to the principles of agroecology.

I am an enthusiast of crafts related to wood and green building, having worked as an apprentice for a year, with one of the most respected masters of joinery, de Sintra. However, followed a “formal” teaching path in Environmental Engineering. I am a co-founder member of the Ecoaldeia de Janas, as well as the local initiative “Sustainable Janas Village“Who had an initial journey through the Sintra in Transition.

At this moment I assume the functions of coordinator, trainer and agricultural technician at Ecoaldeia de Janas.



18 October, 2020 at 9:30
13 December, 2020 at 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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