The Vale das Lobas project is situated in the parish of Sobral Pichorro, Mata and Fuinhas.
For the last 50 years, rural populations in the interior of Portugal have decreased, as people left in search of more opportunities for their families through education and city life. Many settled internationally, in France, Switzerland and in the USA. The current population are a mix of those that remained, and those that returned after a lifetime of working overseas. Together, they are the guardians, not only of the land but also of the ways and traditions. Much of this priceless knowledge will be lost forever if there is no one to pass it on too.
We have a profound gratitude and respect for our village elders, in Mata, Sobral Pichorro, Fuinhas, Maceira and Aldeia Nova, and there is now an exciting collaboration to establish abundance once again in this unique valley.