November 22, 2018

Preparing for the winter rains - slow, sink and spread the water into the earth body. Water retention is a no.1 priority for us. 

We have a series of swales over the land. Phil and Rich busy with the A Frame to measure the swales on contour.  Also Phil has been out an...

May 29, 2018

Sophie Kempin, is the founder of Pure Portugal. Our deep connection is due to having a similar drive for environmental regeneration. Our farm is called Quinta Das Abelhas. Seven years ago Phil, one of the initiators of this project, volunteered at a project a...

February 26, 2018

The water challenge across the globe becomes ever more obvious - whether this be drought, floods, desertification or pollution. We have the knowledge and skills to transform this, if we choose, through methods of water management that work with nature and honour water...

November 10, 2017

Inspired by my training in Tamera last year and witnessing the challenges we face in Portugal and around the world with the lack of water, our focus on water retention becomes ever more a priority. This 2017, the Portuguese dry period has lasted longer than any locals...

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