Terra Alta is part of a growing network of regenerative communities, permaculture practitioners, and alternative thinkers


Escola da terra (School of the Earth) is a Waldorf home-schooling educational project, providing primary level education for over 20 international and Portuguese children. The school also organizes activities for children in music, arts and crafts, traditional dances, circus, permaculture, nature walks, puppet theatre, etc. Inspired by Rudolf Steiner's Waldorf pedagogy, the school is also inspired by permaculture and has hosted permaculture events and courses in the past.


Terra Alta is pleased to announce its newest partner, biodynamic, award-winning wine producer Aphros Wine. Our Farm-to-Table events showcase wines from our partner, and we tour the project, getting a taste for biodynamic farming (and its wine), with our summer Permaculture Course groups.


Organic market garden located in Sintra committed to production of quality products and to the empowerment of the local organic network. Established in 2017 with the goal of creating a market garden with commercial ambitions in partnership with existing projects, Chão Rico has been providing the area with organic veggies since then and is currently running in partnership with Eugaria Countryhouse since 2018.


Terra Alta is a certified permaculture site and Pedro Valdjiu a certified educator through the UK Permaculture Association. The mission of the Permaculture Association is to empower people in the growing network of permaculture practitioners to design communities and contribute to permaculture worldwide. They aim to do this by spreading knowledge of permaculture, improving collaborations within permaculture networks, and advancing permaculture theory.


Terra Alta is part of the Global Ecovillage Network as we are dedicated to educating and advocating a shift to a regenerative world in all that we do. The aim of the Global Ecovillage Network is to accelerate the transition to sustainable living and advance human rights by sharing the experiences of ecovillage networks worldwide and promoting cross-cultural outreach.


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