Permaculture Portugal

Keela Yoga Farm, a Permaculture Portugal project, we build, farm and live based on Permaculture ethics and principles. These are taken from the most sustainable and efficient ancient practices around the world but applied with modern technologies. These principles will ensure we use the minimal amount of energy input to get the most amount of output sustainably. We used these principles when designing the layout of Keela Yoga Farm so that we can transition to a sustainable future; to do this we will need to consider values and concepts outside the current social norm. join us for a PDC, Natural building or Food Forest course. Or come to a yoga retreat with Permaculture.

Laurence Manchee – Permaculture Portugal teacher & consultant

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Kimberly & Laurence putting their sheep away

The lead Permaculture teacher and co-founder of Keela Yoga Farm. He is on the board of the WOOF Portugal Association, an author in Permaculture Magzine and leads Permaculture courses and Internships. Laurence has built many NaturalBuilding houses, permaculture systems and managed an 18-hectare reforestation and agroforestry project with animals integrated, including Sheep, Pigs and Chickens

Find out more about our projects on our about us page

Permaculture courses at Keela Yoga Farm

Permaculture Design Courses

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Map of the 18-hectare permaculture project painted on a wall

Keela Yoga Farm runs extended PDC‘s so students have more time for the practical side of permaculture work on a farm.

Food Forest and Agroforestry Courses

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Laurence selling food forest plants at a local ECO market

Learn how to design, plant and manage a food forest.

Permaculture Portugal Internships

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Interns working in the garden, linking systems together. Forestry work for much and wood for this hugelkultur bed which is also a grey water system for the tropical greenhouse wood powered shower.

Join our Permaculture internship and experience everything that happens on a permaculture Portugal farm. Live off-grid with a community, eat healthy food while in nature and enjoy optional yoga classes.

This is suitable for a complete beginner with no experience or an experienced permaculturist, gardener or natural builder.

You will gain experience growing vegetables, building with sustainable materials, homesteading, animal husbandry and agroforestry (forests and silvopasture)

Natura Building Courses

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Working on our cordwood wall in the barn. The wood, clay and stone are all from our land

We are experienced natural builders in Cordwood, Straw Bale, Wattle and daub and cob. We believe in sustainable natural building where we use on-site materials rather than buying from far away. more sustainable means cheaper. So join us and earn how to build naturally, sustainably and cheaply. opportunities to stay on and complete this year’s build.

Permaculture Ethics & Principles

Permaculture Portugal - Permaculture Ethics and Principles