Feel the Past

Live the Present

Create the Future

We invite you to get in touch with the diversity of a unique ecosystem. A landscape full of colours, smells, stories, sounds, and living beings that surprise us along all the seasons of the year.

Montado do Freixo do Meio

Rediscovering our Natural System

Simplified map of the Montado do Freixo do Meio

The inspiration of the Montado is accessible for everyone. As is the reconnection with nature.

Visit and dive into the Natural System, learn about flora and fauna and the unique characteristics of Alentejo, and celebrate a heritage meant to be everyone’s.

Get to know the Cooperative of Freixo do Meio, one hour drive away from Lisbon, in a quest for sustainability based on the principles of Agroecology.

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Simplified map of the Montado do Freixo do Meio

The Culture of the Montado

The relation of humankind with the natural systems

Animais Domésticos

Wild and domesticated species

Preservation of Biodiversity

Animais Domésticos

The legacy of the past. The Montado of Freixo do Meio is a living system, rich and complex, formed by the relations of thousands of beings from all five kingdoms.

The splendor of the old Portuguese oak forest, a medieval agroforestry system, if not older, resulting in a respectful relationship between nature and man, built over centuries. The beauty and magnificence of the Montado emerge from a symbiotic network of cooperation between multiple species of plants, animals, fungus, and microorganisms. A true inspiration for our community.

Stew & Acorn

Food is what unites us with the Natural System

Cozido Tradicional Alentejano

We are preserving the right to healthy nutrition and defend food sovereignty as an ethical base and the treasuring of Food as a Common good.

The traditional Meat-Stew from Freixo do Meio is prepared in clay pots by the open fire. This dish recreates the ancestral cuisine and is prepared with our own ingredients.

Acorn for human consumption is the symbol of Montado do Freixo do Meio.

To use the acorn in our diet means having an active impact on the preservation of wildlife and of a unique ecosystem.

Cozido Tradicional Alentejano

Agroforest

Enter a relationship with nature where trees are always present

With all the challenges we face, the agroforest of dynamic succession (Sintropic Agriculture) created by Ernst Götsch, is the path we chose to experience.

Our project implements the visions of Agroecology, Permaculture, and Food sovereignty through the Agroforestry model as a way to approach the present and build the future.

A path focused on the conservation of ecosystems and sustainable food production, clear of concepts and processes unrelated to the natural systems.

Reasons to visit
Montado Freixo do Meio

A mystical place where nature awaits you

A TRIP TO
NEOLITHIC TIMES

Go back 7000 years and explore the historical traces of the first human presence

NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

A place for the conservation and preservation of the landscape and culture of the Alentejo

SOCIAL ECONOMY & COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE

Let yourself be inspired by the ethics and vision of our organization

EXPERIENCE AGROECOLOGY

We invite you to participate and to understand the ancient ethic of the Golden Age

PROTECTED AREA

Become a guardian and help us protect our values

Alimentos orgânicos

+ 100 food products produced on site

Enjoy the bounty of the Natural System

Learning from the Montado

Discover what we are doing, how we are doing it, and our reasons for doing it through our group activities

Visita Guiada

KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Themed Visits

Prescheduled visits for groups up to 30 participants, with a vast offer of topics to choose from, so you can watch and learn more about Agroforestry and the ecosystem of the Montado.

KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Guided
Tour

Get to know the agroecological project of Freixo do Meio aboard our electric vehicle.

Visita Guiada
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