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Posts from ‘November, 2008’

Tree Planting Minga – Planted over 700 Trees!

Wow 780 trees planted by 18 people in about 5 hours! Amazing! Well that’s what happened on Saturday when we had our first ´minga´ which is a Latin American term for a communal work party. There were 1000 oaks and cork oaks delivered from Mata da Magaraça on Friday… It was a beautiful day with […]

What a Beautiful Place to Call Home!

Wow, I just love our house! Today is the first day that I can actually say this wholeheartedly! It’s taken me a little while to actually land here and I hate to say this but it just hadn’t felt like home until I had actually cleaned it a few times and organized a bit. YES […]

Day of the Donkeys

We are very happy to welcome two new Project members who joined us recently. The skill set they are bringing is a profound ability to munch on just about anything, and yes that includes the ubiquitous brambles! They also assured us that they would provide copious amounts of top quality manure to help enrich the […]

TREE PLANTING MINGA!! All Hands on Deck Needed!

We are having a tree planting party on Sat November 22 at 10:30. We thought we would need about 15 people to get the job done but guess what??? We need a heck of a lot more than that! Here’s why… Mata da Magaraça (the local forest service) is graciously supplying us with trees! We […]

Meditation/Conscious Conversation Group Winter 2008/2009

We are now holding the Meditation/Conscious Conversation group at our house here at Quinta da Mizarela at 7.30pm Fridays. We have had an influx of new people coming which is fantastic and hope to be able to have enough of us to keep the flame of awakened consciousness burning through the winter. As we are […]

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