1-Day Farm & Food Workshop: Sept 24th
About This Event
Join us for a full day of hands-on learning at the CO Project Farm! Our 1-day Farm & Food Workshops are packed full of lifestyle lessons on how to live sustainably and embrace a more regenerative lifestyle. Your ‘out-of-city’ experience will include:
Arrival on the farm and greeting by your host, who will take you on a tour of our various experimental approaches to small-scale organic farming, from permaculture to syntropic food forests
Collecting farm fresh ingredients and transforming them into beautiful, healthy vegetable-centric dishes to be enjoyed on our gorgeous outdoor terrace overlooking the property and surrounding hills
Exploring zero waste lifestyles by making your own unique products that you get to take home at the end of a fun and soul-nourishing day!
Meeting other link-minded travelers and residents interested in sustainability and creativity
Our 1-day Farm & Food Workshop content is tailored to each groups’ learning desires and may cover topics like fermentation, pickling, preserves, DIY natural body products (such as soap or toothpaste), vegan cheese or milk making, and other fascinating everyday practices that help you adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.
Our Farm & Food Workshops start at 10am and conclude at 5pm.
Trains depart Lisbon Santa Apolonia Station at 7.45am (regional train €10,10) or at 8am (fast train €18,60) and arrive at Tomar Station at 9.47am. Train departs back to Lisbon from Tomar at 6.11pm.
We offer a Tomar Station arrival pick-up at 9.50am and return drop-off at 5.30pm.
In summer, bring your swimming clothes for a cool dip in our natural pool!
We are happy to suggest that you stay over in Tomar, either before or after your farm experience, so you can truly enjoy this beautiful region of Portugal. We can recommend the Tomar Boutique Hotel but there are many lovely local accommodation options available (see the local tourism office).
10am-10.15am: Arrival welcome drink – delicious homemade kombucha or lemonade
10.15am – 11am: Farm tour and food picking experience – meet our animal family and learn about our small-scale organic agriculture projects
11am – 1pm: Vegetarian and vegan cooking class – under the guidance of our culinary team, transform what you harvested from the farm into a delicious and healthy vegetable-centric meal
1pm-2pm: Lunch on the sunny terrace overlooking the farm – enjoy a selection of local wines and cheeses with your midday extravaganza!
2.30-3pm: Afternoon relaxation – walk around freely and enjoy the farm or take a leisurely siesta in our orchard hammocks
3-5pm: Sustainable and zero-waste living workshop – discover many different ways to embrace sustainability in your daily life with our hands-on DIY workshop series and make something unique to take home with you
5pm: Wrap up the day’s activities, farewells and train station drop-off
All of the CO Project Farm experiences are designed for individuals wanting to discover practical life skills through our unique perspective on sustainability. Our nature-based Brain Spa offers something for everyone in this beautiful corner of Portugal!
THINGS TO NOTE
Our 1-Day Farm & Food Workshops are conducted in English.
The cost of your CO Project workshop includes 23% Portuguese sales tax (i.e. IVA, aka VAT) so there are no further costs to pay upon arrival.
This experience does not include an overnight stay. However, if you would like to spend more time on the farm, please explore our 3-day weekend getaways or 5-day creativity camps. We would love to welcome you as an overnight guest!
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking