From veggies to fruits, from medicinal plants to olives, all will come from the lands in the valley. Our vegetable gardens will supply produce for the restaurants, including winter salad vegetables, squashes, pumpkins, corn and rye. The forest gardens and orchards will provide delicious fruits and nuts (read more about Forest Garden here). The botanical gardens will supply medicinal plants for the apothecary, for a range of soaps and body care products.
Beira Alta has many ancient olive groves and chestnut forests and we are working on the creation of a viable model to make sure these precious natural resources are fully managed, providing livelihoods and supporting the economic and ecological regeneration of the region.
We concentrate on creating the conditions where moisture is retained, so that the seeds of wild trees and rustic fruits can deepen their roots before summer.