Monthly Rainfall. Castelo Branco, Juncal do Campo. 2020

Monthly rainfall taken from a Bresser Weather monitor in Lameiro do Velho, Castelo Branco, Portugal. Data for average monthly rainfall taken from en.climate-data.org Annual Average – 881.0mm 2020 total rainfall – 502.2mm (57% of annual average) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Historic Average 128 118 84 77 62…

Rammed Earth Cement Blocks

This technique may sound a bit strange to some, using cement blocks and earth, but we tried it and it worked. But first of all, why mix natural materials with something like cement blocks? We were making a bathroom outside of our house and wanted to use earth as much as possible, so for the…

Videos at Fazenda Tomati

Here we have a selection of videos filmed by friends at our farm, in chronological order. The first video here was filmed by two of Mati´s friends from France during their project “L´Odyssée Verte“. This video shows an overall view of the farm in its second winter since we arrived. The video is themed around…

Permaculture Farm Design – Fazenda Tomati

There are many reasons to do a Permaculture Design before starting work at a farm or garden. Putting in the hours designing your farm on paper before you start making permanent changes on the ground will save you many hours work in the future as you know that the changes you are making are permanent…

Tadelakt Guide

As promised, to everyone who participated our Tadelakt workshop, here is the method we follow to create our Tadelakt walls. Tadelakt Guide Prepare your tools and materials, you will need – spatulas, buckets, spade, wheelbarrow, plastic lid, smooth stones, olive soap, lime (we used HL5) marble powder, fine filtered clay for colour if desired Prepare…