Although our farm is located only 20 km from Lisbon, the region here is still very rural. This is because the impressive Vasco de Gama bridge connecting this beautiful region with Portugal's capital was opened less than 20 years ago. This is therefore a very special place with lots of agriculture, enchanting cork tree forests, rivers and natural forests. Under the sandy soil there is a huge fresh water reservoir. To protect this important resource the government has installed strict regulations controlling the use of chemicals and artificial fertilizers. This means that all the agricultural activities in this region are much more environmentally friendly compared to other parts of the country.
We also want to do our bit and have therefore dedicated a large chunk of our land to nature. Apart from wild grass and flowers surrounding the greenhouses we also have a forest with natural pine trees, herb bushes and many other species of local flora. The vegetation and trees attract a lot of birds and insects but we also see rabbits, hares and even wild boars. Most visitors also immediately notice the many nesting storks in this area. Whereas before they made their nests on the chimneys of old brick factories, today they have found new homes in the electricity pilons in the region.