UNIQUE SUSTAINABLE LIVING EXPERIENCES
All the CO Project Farm experiences are designed for individuals wanting to gain a unique perspective shift on sustainability and discover practical life skills: from zero waste cooking through to sustainable regeneration. We offer one, three and five day experiences to learn practical skills, experience the farm, recharge your creativity, get some relaxation time in nature and discover more about natural systems, sustainability and creativity. Through our unique ecotourism and nature-based experiences, our Brain Spa offers something for everyone in this beautiful corner of Portugal.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON A CO FARM EXPERIENCE
Our curated workshop experiences focus on food, fermentation, farming and fun! We intersperse hands-on workshops alongside collaborative cooking classes and farming experiences. Everything we share is practically applicable, with lots of take home ideas and resources.
Things you will learn on the CO Project Farm:
The history of fermented drinks and how to make Kombucha and ginger beer yourself
Practical skills in zero waste food preparation, new recipes and simple kitchen hacks for healthy vegetable-centric food (think pestos, vegan cheeses, spicy fermented chili sauces!)
How to make your own body care products like soap, toothpaste or deodorant in an easy and fun way
Pasta and Pizza making from scratch with organic ingredients and sourdough starters
Inspiration for all sorts of small-scale organic agriculture that you can try at home
Creative ideas for sustainable design and living
The vibe and experience on the farm is relaxed and contemporary. We make sustainability accessible and fascinating, have loads of fun and provide you with a wealth of easy actions that you can also apply at home. Come to a program if you want to eat incredibly well, have your neurons recharged and learn simple practical tools for living more sustainably in a contemporary setting!
EXAMPLE OF OUR FULL CURATED EXPERIENCE PACKAGES
1-day farm and food workshop experience
you are invited for a full-day farm experience with hands-on learning in sustainable living, healthy food cooking and small-scale organic farming.
Have a out-of-city experience with us in our weekly full-day action-packed farm experience:
Arrive on the farm and be greeted by your host who will take you on a tour of the various approaches to small-scale organic farming, from agriculture to syntropic food forests.
Collect farm fresh ingredients to then transform them into a beautiful healthy vegetable-centric food experience to be enjoyed on our outdoor terrace overlooking the farm.
Learn about zero waste lifestyles by making your own products that you get to take home at the end of a fun and nourishing day!
Content is tailored to the groups learning desires and can cover things like fermentation, pickling, preserves, DIY natural body products (like soaps and toothpastes), vegan cheese making and other fascinating everyday practices that help you adopt a sustainable lifestyle.
3-day creative RECHARGE weekend getaway
Enjoy a 3-day farm weekend retreat focused on sustainable living, fermentation, healthy food preparation and time to relax.
Take your mind off of things, get your nature time in and expand your skills in our relaxed weekend getaway:
Arrive anytime between lunch and evening time, be welcomed with a farm tour and refreshing homemade Kombucha. Settle into your room and relax before an evening aperitif on the sun-filled terrace overlooking the property.
Take a farm tour and join in the farm foraging for fresh produce that we will use to all cook a delightful meal in our outdoor kitchen and woodfired oven.
Drink delicious local wines and take in the fresh country air.
Take time to lie in a hammock, read a book, swim in the river, write a novel or have a great conversation over a glass of wine.
This is a relaxed format tailored to learning and regenerative experiences.
5-day creativity BOOSTING TEAM BUILDING bootcamp
A powerfully fun 5-day bootcamp designed to boost your neurons, recharge your creativity, build leadership and collaborative skills in a beautiful nature based setting
The 5-day program is a full farm immersion with daily workshops designed to activate the brains and find the sweet spot between challenge and reward.
It’s perfect for guests looking to recharge their own creative practice or learn some new techniques for sustainable living and systems change.
We have a rotating program of content including syntropic farming, vegan cheese making, soap and body care product making, and of course, nature swimming and relaxation.
Typical days will include morning farm learning experiences with optional afternoon design challenges around food prep, making things and participating in nature.
LOCAL COMMUNITY OPEN DAYS
ON THE last Sunday of the month we host an open day for the local community
We welcome the local community to join us on the farm on the last Sunday of each month.
Open days start at 11am and include hands-on cooking and food experience, along with organic farm information tour.
Tours are hosted only in Portuguese.
Everyone welcome and attendance is by donation.
PRIVATE CUstom EXPERIENCES
Work with us to create the perfect hands-on Farm Experience for your next off-site or retreat
Work together with our team of expert experience designers to create a custom 3-day experience that’s perfect for your next company off-site or retreat.
Our skilled practitioners can facilitate workshops and hands-on learning experiences related to contemporary sustainable living, systems design, organic agriculture and more.
We also welcome you to facilitate your own workshops - as long as the topics are inline with the farm’s mission.
Reach out to us for more info and to begin building your custom experience.