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Putting your hands in the earth….


Here’s an interesting idea developed by a company from the Azambuja region (around 45 minutes from Lisbon). It’s called “putting your hands in the earth”, which basically means taking care of a piece of land from A to Z.  What could be better than eating radishes or a salad that you have lovingly planted and watched grow on the land?

In a very pleasant setting you will be welcomed, and then start to work. This involves preparing the land for planting (you can’t just plant anything, and there are ways of planting!), then comes the planting itself and finally the totally organic upkeep of the land.

You will learn all about how to grow leeks, onions, courgettes, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, sweetcorn and other vegetables, as well as herbs.

The lessons take place over a four-month period (after all, things need time to grow!) and during each session you will prepare dishes with vegetables from the garden (with the help of a professional  cook), and therefore discover the pleasure of eating freshly-harvested produce. Simply delicious!

The course also includes a visit to an organic farm. 

Children are of course welcome and they can follow the lessons or take part in other activities organised by the Quinta. Adults who wish to come along and not get their hands dirty will also find relaxing areas to rest and patiently wait with a good book as the vegetables grow…


Dates :

5 and 19 April

10 and 24 May

7 and 21 June

5 and 19 July


Cost: 75 euros per month. Prices include the course, the vegetables that you will plant and then be able to take home and a lunch on each second Sunday. The lessons are given in Portuguese.


Course location:

Quinta da Serra

Manique do Intendente – Azambuja

(by the Aveiras A1 junction, about 45 minutes from Lisbon)


For more details, click here



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