VALE DAS LOBAS should be considered not solely as a nature tourism destination but as a program which is focused on reaching long-term sustainable goals with a positive impact on ecology, economy and community. Health, education, discovery and biodiversity are all part of one integrated whole, and the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The link is reconnecting humanity with nature in all its aspects.
Modern life in urban areas is stressful and in response people of all ages and backgrounds seek re-connection with the wisdom and power of nature. There is a quiet revolution going on, of people throughout the world, who care deeply about Nature, and want to see a reversal of extinctions and eco-system collapses. Biodiversity is at the core of a transformation in agriculture, architecture, construction, nutrition and holistic medicine, and VALE DAS LOBAS will be a place where these groups can “come home.”
We are well under way in manifesting this vision. Click below and learn more about some key element of Vale das Lobas.
The New Animism is a retelling of the ancient story, in which the Earth is alive with purpose and meaning, and all life forms, including us, are intrinsic to her Nature.
Generations of ancestors have settled in our valley for its healing spring water and fertile lands. This is a landscape of terraced gardens and forests with a history of inhabitants for at least 10,000 years.
The people of Sobral Pichorro received the Vale das Lobas project with hospitality and kindness. This program will revive abandoned lands and regenerate the local economy.
It is part of the mission of VALE DAS LOBAS to be sustainable including the use of low-impact ecological building with local materials, like granite, cork, straw bales and earth.