Sep 9, 2016

DIA ABERTO Ervas que curam / Herbs that Heal OPEN DAY 2nd October

Aqui encontra a informação sobre o próximo Dia Aberto no Monte dos Carvalhos. Escolhemos como tema - "Ervas que curam".

Please scroll down for the information in english. Thanks!





Programa do Dia Aberto
11:00 Boas-vindas com chá de ervas biológico
11:30 Caminhada de identificação de plantas com Rita Roquete da Bloom Sativum, onde vamos descobrir algumas plantas medicinais que crescem neste clima.
13:00 Almoço leve e nutritivo
14:00 Visitas guiadas ao projecto de Permacultura Monte dos Carvalhos em Português e Inglês
15:30 Demonstração de preparados Herbais com Rita Roquete
17:00 Despedidas e entrega de chá de ervas biológico para levar para casa

A nossa guia


A Rita da Bloom Sativum tem acompanhado pessoas em caminhadas e oficinas desde 2010, por entre bosques e campos o espaço abre-se para se experenciar as plantas da nossa flora espontânea. Formada como herbalista profissional ela gosta de juntar conceitos de medicinas tradicionais e sistemas holísticos de forma a homenagear as plantas como pioneiras de vida neste planeta e pela fonte de cura que são.



Informação sobre o Monte dos Carvalhos
O Monte dos Carvalhos é uma pequena comunidade intencional baseada nos princípios da permacultura, situada entre várias aldeias históricas, Alpedrinha, Castelo Novo e Póvoa de Atalaia nos arredores do Fundão. Estamos aqui há quase 10 anos a desenvolver este projecto como parte da Associação White Stone - uma associação cultural e recreativa com o objectivo de criar espaços de partilha educacional, cultural e social.


Um dos nossos objectivos é ser um exemplo de estilo de vida simples, por isso convidamo-vos a visitar-nos e fazer perguntas. Também teremos alguns dos nossos produtos à venda neste dia.





Onde estamos
Clique no link para encontrar direcções desde a N18 até ao Monte dos Carvalhos.
http://mountofoaks.org/where-we-are/


Pagamento
Para garantir o seu lugar: 
1. Inscreva-se usando o formulário de contacto à direita;
2. Faça uma transferência de 10 euros para a conta bancária da White Stone.
Nome: White Stone
IBAN PT50 0035 0339 00059421630 49
BIC SWIFT CGDIPTPL
3. Traga o restante valor no próprio dia (valor total do evento: 15 euros para associados, 20 euros não associados).

Estamos abertos para sugestões em relação ao valor de troca deste evento.

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Here is information about the next Open Day/Dia Aberto at the Mount of Oaks. We have choosen for our theme - 'Herbs that Heal'.



Programme for the day
11am Welcome with herbal tea
11.30am Identification walk with Rita Roquete where we will discover some of the magical medicinal plants that grow in this climate.
1pm Nutritious lunch
2pm Guided tours of Mount of Oaks Permaculture project in Portuguese and English
3.30pm Demonstration and workshop using medicinal herbs.
5pm Farewells and dispensing of herbal teas for taking home.

Our guide
Rita from Bloom Sativum has been accompanying people in walks and workshops since 2010, between woods and fields the space opens to experience the wild plants. Trained as a professional herbalist, she likes to join concepts of traditional medicines and holistic systems to honour the plants as life pioneers in this planet and has a source of healing they are.




Information about Mount of Oaks
Mount of Oaks is a small intentional community based on permaculture principles situated between several historic villages, Alpedrinha, Castelo Novo and Povoa de Atalaia outside Fundao. We have been here for nearly 10 years developing the project as part of the White Stone Association - a cultural and social association set up to create spaces for educational, cultural and social exchange.



One of our aims is to model a simple lifestyle and so you are invited to come, visit the project and ask questions. We will also have some of our own products for sale. 




Where we are
If you follow the link below you will find instructions to get from the N18 to our place.
http://mountofoaks.org/where-we-are/


Payment
To secure your place for the day, it is as simple as this... 
Go to the top of the page, on the right hand side there's a contact form, drop us a message to register.
Next make a deposit of 10E into the White Stone bank account. 

Here are the bank details:
Name: White Stone
IBAN: PT50 0035 0339 00059421630 49
BIC SWIFT: CGDIPTPL

Total cost of the event: 15 E for White Stone's associates, 20 E for non-associates.

We are also open for some creative suggestions... we are willing to consider exchange for the cost of participation in the event.

Aug 25, 2016

Natural Building Workshop - educational and LOTS of FUN!


We hosted a second Natural Building Workshop from 16-24th June 2016. This workshop was taught in Portuguese and included 2 teenagers!!! It might be quite difficult to transmit in this blog update JUST HOW WONDERFUL the last experience was for all involved, but at least we can try!!!  Here goes.....!! Posted below are some images of the super duper people, projects, learning and fun that was had by all! 



Many thanks go to the participants, Barbara for teaching and the volunteers, Kathleen and Manuel who helped make it possible.

Click on the link to read more.....

Jun 9, 2016

Welcome Changes on the Land!



Since the last post, our biggest, bestest news is that Marcia and Eric's son was born Saturday 28th May. They named him Samuel. He is healthy and growing fast! 

Recently we have welcomed all sorts of changes - in the weather - finally we are experiencing Summer heat. Other changes include transformations inside the common space, and in the garden too, plus the goings and comings of friends and family.

 

Click below to see more pictures and follow the story.....



May 21, 2016

Rain gives way to Blue Skies....


 













    The rain finally stopped - we all wondered if someone had left a tap open just over Portugal for the last months?! Now we are enjoying the late Spring sunshine and warmth. Shorts, t-shits and hats replace woolen jumpers and welly boots we were wearing only 2 weeks ago. 

Despite the weather conditions much has been happening in terms of building and hosting volunteers, friends and family, CHANGE is AFOOT!
 
Click below to see more pictures and story.......



Apr 29, 2016

THEMED OPEN DAY: LOCAL ECONOMY April 2016

OPEN DAY, OPEN HEARTS!

Sunday 24th April we had our 2nd Open Day of the year - this time the theme was 'Local Economy'

The day was a huge success - the sun was shining and the people were shining too. 

We had nearly 100 people turn up from 11 different countries and take part in a local economy exchange at the Mount of Oaks.

People were buying or swapping local produce, contributing ideas and knowledge in a facilitated discussion on local economy, sharing contacts for further actions AND having lots of fun, especially the kids! 

Apr 15, 2016

April Showers



As this blog is being written it is raining outside. In the last days we have had thunder, lightening and HAIL storms! In English there is the phrase, 'it's raining cats and dogs.' In Portugal the equivalent is 'está a chover a potes' - meaning 'it's raining pots' - certainly the rain is FILLING POTS!!  Crazy weather indeed! 

The last weeks have been beautifully full of folk coming to visit the land - participants on the natural building course, volunteers, Marcia's mum, and dear friends......we also have been busy in the garden and have 4 new chicks to show you!!!

read on to see the pictures and following the story..... 

Apr 13, 2016

Dia Aberto / Open Day: Economia Local






O tema deste Dia Aberto será Economia Local.
Queremos convidar todos aqueles que estão interessados em desenvolver a economia local a visitar-nos, a ver exemplos do que se faz aqui na nossa região e a partilhar ideias para o futuro. Além do programa teremos uma feirinha com produtos locais e artesanato, e actividades para crianças.

12h Almoço vegetariano
14h - 14h30 Visita guiada
15h - 15h40 Conversa sobre Economia Local (pequena introdução teórica e partilha de exemplos)
16h - 16h40 Ideias em acção (divisão em grupos para gerar planos de acção)
17h - 18h Danças Europeias
18h Despedidas

Informações e inscrições até dia 21 de Abril através do email: mount.of.oaks@gmail.com

Valor de troca: 2 euros ou 5 euros com almoço vegetariano

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This Open Day we want to talk about Local Economy!
We invite people to visit us, get to know about different initiatives happening in the area and share ideas for the future. Besides the programme we'll have a little market with local products and activities for children.

12 noon Vegetarian Lunch
2pm - 2:30pm Guided Tour
3pm - 3:40pm Talk about Local Economy
4pm - 4:40pm Ideas in Action
5pm - 6pm European Dances

Info + Registrations until 21st of April: mount.of.oaks@gmail.com

Exchange value: 2 euros or 5 euros with vegetarian lunch