Joana Ferreira Martins

About The Teacher

Joana is an environmental engineer, but these days she’s more enthusiastic about sustainable farm management than spreadsheets! After years of tying to live the ‘engineer life’ she decided to dive fully into all forms of food production, preservation and sustainability, developing skills in fermentation, medicinal plants, DIY cosmetics, and incorporating a range of plant uses for health and well being. Cooking experiments are part of her daily life, and Joana has a deep passion for agro-ecological systems design and ecosystem and soil regeneration. Alongside expertise in natural building materials, local consumption practices, and zero waste lifestyle choices, Joana is a skilled practitioner in contemporary sustainable living options. She has worked to established syntropic farming and permaculture forestry systems, organic vegetable gardens maintained with clay pot irrigation, and she remains committed to finding new and unique ways of advancing sustainable farming and living in Portugal.


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