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Arid land to a fertile Eden: permaculture lessons from Portugal

the tamera site covers 330 acres in southern portugal
The Tamera site covers 330 acres in southern Portugal and is home to 200 people. Photograph: Nigel Dickinson

Tamera’s ecology experts transformed an area at risk of desertification – and say they can do the same anywhere in the world

March 7, 2017 — The land undulates upwards into gentle hills, cradling nooks of fertile terraces growing sweetcorn, sunflowers and tomatoes, before rolling down into tranquil lakes. It looks like a natural Edenic paradise on earth. But 20 years ago this land was arid and barren, and farming was a struggle. Continue reading Arid land to a fertile Eden: permaculture lessons from Portugal