Freixo do Meio is the project of a man that became a sustainable reality for many beings. It is a big organic farm and organism, integrating with the sourrounding Montado, a typical ecosystem from Alentejo, Portugal. The presence of human beings here wants to be a peaceful cooperation which welcome and arouse biodiversity.
In this visual summery, Alfredo, manager of this ecosystem, starts explaining his philosophy which lays as a basis on his way of farming. In this open view, a circle of people works in the puzzle of nature, in a balance which allows production without exploitation of resources (agroecology).
In the video we see people and their various skills, Cooperation, ecofunctionality, managing the risks, as well as a biodinamic approach. The production of the farm flows to Alfredos farm shop in Lisbon, to allow a honest economy which grant the workers to be paid.
Alternative projects are included: beekeeping, permaculture, medicinal garden, and a horse-riding school. In the end it´s shown how Sorraias horses (indigenous ancient breed) are respected and kept wild in their ecosystem. This video is an example of how man can act in a sensitive way, contributing with local production and environment protection.
The Sorraia is a rare breed of horse indigenous to the portion of the Iberian peninsula, in the Sorraia River basin, in Portugal. The Sorraia is known for its primitive features, including a convex profile and dun coloring with primitive markings.
This Documentary introduces Alfredos project concerning the research of the Sorraia Horse.
Music By KOAN Sound http://www.koansound.com
Filmed at Herdade do Freixo do Meio http://www.herdadedofreixodomeio.com/
Filmed by Serena Aurora https://auroraseye.wordpress.com
on a small islands called Utila off the coast of Honduras lives a guy called shane whom has broken away from all the social restraints and has built his own house. he is now building his own permaculture garden. however he is doing it slightly different from others…..he uses cardboard boxes! this short film talks about shane’s key concepts and tips on permaculture. filmed by serena aurora