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We are and organic farm and we grow aromatic and medicinal plants.
Our way of work is inspired by different sources such as permaculture, art, traditional/ancestral knowledge, but mostly by daily observation, experimentation and ‘listening’ to our plants.
We integrate in our farm work, artistic and educational projects that make more visible the connections between people, nature and art, as well as strengthens a sense of community.
We are located 10 minutes by bike from Setúbal city center.
Setúbal is a small and charming city near the beach and the beautiful Arrábida hill. (Setúbal city It’s a 50minutes bus/train ride from Lisbon.).
. The volunteers joining us will enjoy being part of the Boa Palavra Garden ‘s family and to develop practical and theoretical knowledge in the following areas :
-Planting and growing aromatic plants
- Picking techniques
- Drying plants
-Stocking procedures for aromatic and medicinal plants
-Theoretical knowledge on the effects and use of specific plants for therapeutic purposes.
We are an open farm and everybody is welcome. We will love you to visit and/or stay with us. We only expect people joining us to have an interest for organic farming and a good sense of humor, as to work with our plants and to laugh are the two main activities in the Garden.
Volunteers will usually work in the morning and have weekends free.
The volunteer’s accommodation is 15 minutes walk to the nearest beach, 5 minutes walk to the city center and to the municipal market. The volunteers will have their own room and will share the toiled and kitchen with a maximum of four other volunteers.