Alto da Eira Farm

Living more slowly, generating ideas and getting involved

11 18 May

10:00 — 13:00

Rua Frei Manuel do Cenáculo (perpendicular à Av. General Roçadas, frente às Torres amarelas do Alto da Eira)

* Self-guided visit

The access is limited, on a first-come, first-served basis, without prior registration.
This is an entirely free event.

Alto da Eira Farm is a social, environmental, cultural and experimental project based on the construction and running of a sustainably managed community farm, maintained by the hands of those who visit it weekly and to which everyone contributes for the benefit of all. Alongside its educational and cultural activities, the farm runs school programmes for different age groups focussed on the teaching of ecological and social practices.

The farm is made up of various resources built from the ground up, such as a wood with dozens of trees and berry bushes, terraces for growing vegetables, a community square, a biodiverse pond, a windmill, a greenhouse, a house for storing tools and materials, a communal wood oven and, more recently, a room for all-ages teaching.

Here life is lived more slowly, ideas are generated and we get involved in rediscovering old practices. Everyone is invited to take part, share and learn.

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Families

The Creatures of the Farm – Wooden Automata Workshop

Alto da Eira Farm is a social, environmental, cultural and experimental project based on the construction and running of a sustainably managed community farm, maintained by the hands of those who visit it weekly and to which everyone contributes for the benefit of all.

In this workshop, participating families will make replicas of the creatures living in the Farm in the form of recycled wooden automata, whose simple mechanisms and cog-based geometry will reproduce movement and “make pure poetry”.

All steps from start to finish will be included, from design to construction. After a snack break and some storytelling, there will be a guided visit around the Farm, so that everyone can discover the creatures that inspired the replicas, the vegetables and all the other treasures of this space.


Conducted by: Paulo Torres
Location: Alto da Eira Farm

For ages 6 and above
Capacity: 10 children and their guardians
Duration: 5 hours

* Participants should bring paper and pencil for drawing and we recommend bringing snacks.


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