Casal Project | Portugal

Salgueiros Valley project is a combination of environment, community, local driven economy and spirituality. It is thought to be a food forest project following the principles of syntropic agriculture and permaculture. Our wish is to put into practice these and other concepts and to allow the forest to regenerate and become more biodiverse.

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Salgueiros Valley | Portugal
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Salgueiros Valley

Salgueiros Valley is located in the hamlet Casal dos Bufos in central Portugal. It is surrounded by pine forests and other tree species such as oak and cork. The valley is crossed by a water spring that falls into a depression from which we plan to generate electricity and create the conditions to develop a pond.

There is a lake in the vicinity where visitors can enjoy swimming, kayaking, board-paddling, or just relaxing and contemplating the landscape. There are several trails that lead to waterfalls, ruins and cultural heritages. Also, the place is a starting point to the famous trail "Grande rota do Zêzere" which is 370 km of adventure along the Zêzere river which can be done by walking, cycling or kayaking.

Salgueiros Valley project is a combination of environment, community, local driven economy and spirituality. It is thought to be a food forest project following the principles of syntropic agriculture and permaculture. Our wish is to put into practice these and other concepts and to allow the forest to regenerate and become more biodiverse.

This project aims to promote social change. We want to create a space where the local community can gather to dialogue, raise ideas and concerns about the hamlet through a community-based governance approach.

We want to be productive and self-sustainable while maintaining a respectful and conscious posture towards nature. Last year, 5.000 trees of chestnut and strawberry were planted. These are native species of the region. Additionally, 50 beehives with thousands of pollinators were established on the land. The fruits of the trees and bees, together with our visitors will be the key inputs for a more prosperous land that hopefully will sustain a positive feedback loop.

Finally, Salgueiros Valley is also meant to be a place to reconnect with each other and help us to come back home. With the collaboration of Green Campus, we envision a space where many souls can come to retreat from the busy world; a place that supports with love our search for inner peace, meaning and growth.  

TEAM

João

Casal Project Director

After graduating from Civil Engineering, Joao decided to follow his heart which led him to different countries in Africa where he has worked during the last 15 years in international cooperation, humanitarian aid and community engagement in nature conservation.
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Kiana

Casal Project Director

Kiana is a Venezuelan woman graduated in Geophysical Engineering, with experience in sales and IT, and interest in biology, neuroscience, physics, astrology, Buddhism and conscious sexuality.
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STAY AT
Casal Project | Portugal

Book a stay in one of our existing structures or pre-order a stay so that we can raise the funds to build them.

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PROGRAMS

Our focus is on education (having fun): training up our community to have very strong spiritual, social, ecological and economic literacy so that we co-create whole systems integrated designs, ecosystem designs for products and services that provide for our needs in a way that has a regenerative environmental footprint: thus we create regenerative assets for the company and it's shareholders and the planet! Read our about page for more.

Programs are still being defined, please check back later ;O,
PRODUCTS

You see some beautiful things staying with us, all made from our 100% non-toxic, 100% plant-based bio-materials made from Algae and food-waste.

Our Green Camp System and modular subassemblies seek to provide for all of our needs and creature comforts in a way that is beneficial to all life, or, at least harms none.

Bio-composites

100% non-toxic, 100% plant based, Tg of 140C. Price per kg

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£ 7.00 GBP
Green Campus Membership

Becoming a member grants you a certain number of stays a month, priority access to our programs, the ability to host programs and adds you to our voting shareholder scheme.

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£ 30.00 GBP
Meditation weekend

A weekend of self led practice with vegan food and green people.

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£ 60.00 GBP
JOURNAL

The Green Campus Journal chronicles the latest journal entries from all green team members. Look out for the monthly Green News Show for an in-depth update about what's been going on!

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