Permaculture Research Tour

A campaign by Eunice Neves

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  • Contribute $12 or more

    You will receive: digital postcard (with photos and texts) describing one of the projects I’ll visit, from those included in the tour.

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  • Contribute $20 or more

    You will receive: digital photographic report from 3 projects (from those included in the tour) with photos describing the landscape of each site and major results of its permaculture design.

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  • Contribute $30 or more

    You will receive: digital photographic report from 4 projects (from those included in the tour) with photos describing the landscape of each site and major results of its permaculture design + digital written report about my on the ground observations and experiences in these 4 places.

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  • Contribute $50 or more

    You will receive: digital photographic report from 6 projects (from those included in the tour) with photos describing the landscape of each site and major results of its permaculture design + digital written report about my on the ground observations and experiences in these 6 places + digital notes from interviews with the people in charge of these projects.

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  • Contribute $75 or more

    You will receive: a digital booklet “Permaculture applied to Landscape Architecture - for regenerative design”, with all the information collected during this research tour (photographic report from projects + written report describing the projects + interviews with the people in charge of the projects) + 20 euros voucher to one of my permaculture courses (happening in 2016).

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  • Contribute $150 or more

    You will receive: a digital booklet “Permaculture applied to Landscape Architecture - for regenerative design”, with all the information collected during this research tour + 20 euros voucher to participate in one of my Permaculture courses (happening in 2016) + 2 hours free online support with any question about starting your own garden.

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  • Contribute $315 or more

    You will receive: a digital booklet “Permaculture applied to Landscape Architecture - for regenerative design” + 20 euros voucher to one of my Permaculture courses (happening in 2016) + 5 hours consult (this includes a skype talk or visit to the land + short digital consultancy report; *note: you need to send a digital topographic map of your site, personal consultancy travel expenses are additional) + Your name on the book credits.

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  • Contribute $630 or more

    You will receive: a paper booklet “Permaculture applied to Landscape Architecture - for regenerative design”+ 2 day consult (this includes a skype talk or visit to the land + digital consultancy report; *note: you need to send a digital topographic map of your site, personal consultancy travel expenses are additional) + Your name on the book credits.

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  • Contribute $1,000 or more

    You will receive: a paper booklet “Permaculture applied to Landscape Architecture - for regenerative design” + free pass to a 5 day course on advanced design (a course where I will share all I’ve learned during the tour, regarding the way permaculture and landscape architecture can be combined for efficient design) + Your name on the book credits.

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VÍDEO COM LEGENDAS EM PORTUGUÊS AQUI (video with Portuguese subtitles)

FOR EXTRA INFORMATION PLEASE CHECK THE TOUR WEBSITE: 
WEBSITE (EN) or WEBSITE (PT) 



(English)

= The Campaign =


This campaign will support a Permaculture Research Tour around the world (Australia and United States) by a landscape architect / permaculture designer in search of mature, regenerative, and productive landscapes efficiently designed by mimicking nature.




The tour will provide information for research with Landscape Architecture Phd Isabel Martinho da Silva, from Oporto's University and aims to result in a thesis about 'Permaculture applied to Landscape Architecture -  for regenerative design'.


= About me =





My name is Eunice and I am a Portuguese landscape architect and permaculture designer. I have been involved with Permaculture for 4.5 years now, including participating in a number of specific courses, developing several projects (small/large scale, urban/rural) and facilitating different Permaculture trainings. I continue to search for the most efficient way to combine Permaculture and Landscape Architecture.


= Looking for Efficient Design =


'Imagine a beautiful and diverse landscape, where everything functions together and efficiently for the balance of the whole. Where abundance and beauty naturally arise, allowing us to provide for our needs and live cheerfully while contributing for the regeneration of the planet.'

During this tour I will be looking for these regenerative landscapes designed by people and informed by nature.



'Naturally sculpted by climate, the landform informs water-flows that are consciously designed and adapted to spread, slow and sink water. Roads and pathways are placed according to water-flow patterns, transforming problems into solutions by conducting water to where it is needed. Vegetation is located according to efficient zone planning and its need for maintenance, allowing for wild life and energy to flow. Microclimates are enhanced and utilized for their specific properties, surprising us with a variety of possibilities we wouldn't dream of. Our buildings and infrastructures are adapted to the existing microclimate areas and determine the optimal zones of use and how we manage the soil. Beauty and harmony naturally arise from the efficient match between all the landscape elements'

I believe these will be the landscapes of the future!


= The Purposes of this Tour =


  • Observe and interpret mature projects of regenerative design in farming and urban landscapes;
  • Exchange ideas and knowledge with individuals applying Permaculture and Holistic Management on their lands, enterprises and lives (looking for people who 'walk their talk'); 
  • Envision a synergy between Landscape Architecture, Holistic Management and Permaculture as professions able to give creative solutions for the current time challenges;
  • Exchange information and insights regarding the application of Permaculture to Landscape Architecture with the University of Porto, in a research partnership with Landscape Architecture Phd Isabel Martinho da Silva; 
  • Look for techniques and strategies that can be adapted and applied to different Portuguese contexts (vineyards, orchards, vegetable gardens, etc.) in order to cross this information with the ancient and traditional Portuguese ways of working the landscape.


This tour was planned according to Holistic Management methodology, see more HERE.


= Sharing Information =


I want to share the information I will collect during this tour with everyone interested. I will gather all the digital material from this research and organize it in a booklet. This booklet will explore the best way to combine Permaculture and Landscape Architecture for efficient design. I believe this book can be of great help for those of you wanting to become professional consultants.

See some of my previous work in the website:






= What are you funding? =


I am asking your support to fund half of the costs of this research tour.

Please see the total costs breakdown bellow:

Flights (Portugal - Australia - USA - Portugal) ------------------------------- $ 3990 (3200 euros)

1 year living costs + In land trips (around Australia and USA) ----------- $ 4800 (3850 euros)

Visas + Insurance ------------------------------------------------------------------- $ 1870 (1500 euros)


I am doing my best to make this Permaculture Research Tour happen, because I truly believe this pioneering study is important!

Nowadays, it is very difficult to apply for research scholarships from the University, so I've decided to ask YOU for support in exchange for the valuable information I'll collect (please check the amazing rewards).


= Join me in this Tour! =


I'll be updating the tour media (blog and facebook page) with regular posts about my permaculture adventures, what I observe and learn along the way, so that you can follow this research and testify to the value of your contribution!



THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND SUPPORT!! 

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(Português)

= A Campanha =


Esta campanha apoia uma viagem de investigação no âmbito da Permacultura, à Austrália e Estados Unidos da América, a realizar por uma arquitecta paisagista/ designer de permacultura. Uma viagem em busca de paisagens maduras, regenerativas e produtivas, criadas à semelhança do funcionamento dos ecossistemas naturais.
 




Esta viagem irá permitir a troca de ideias e conhecimentos, no que respeita a aplicação da Permacultura em Arquitectura Paisagista, numa parceria de investigação com a Professora Doutora Isabel Martinho da Silva, arquitecta paisagista e docente da Universidade do Porto. 


= Sobre mim =


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Chamo-me Eunice e eu sou uma jovem arquitecta paisagista/ designer de permacultura. Estou envolvida com a Permacultura há 4 anos e meio, tenho feito vários cursos específicos, desenvolvido projectos na área (pequena e grande escala /urbanos e rurais) e ensinado Permacultura em diferentes cursos. Continuo sempre em busca da forma mais eficiente de combinar a Permacultura e Arquitectura Paisagista, as minhas duas paixões.

= À procura de Eficiência no Planeamento =


Imagine uma paisagem bela e diversificada, onde tudo funciona em conjunto e de forma eficiente para o equilíbrio do todo. Onde a abundância e a beleza surgem naturalmente, permitindo-nos satisfazer as nossas necessidades enquanto vivemos alegremente e contribuímos para a regeneração do planeta.

Durante esta viagem vou visitar algumas destas paisagens regenerativas, projectadas pelo homens e informadas pela natureza.



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Acredito que estas  as paisagens do futuro!

 

= Propósitos da Viagem =


  • Observar projectos de Permacultura com vários anos de existência, em paisagens rurais e urbanas;
  • Explorar onde se situa a fronteira entre o trabalho invisivel de planeamento e o trabalho de campo de regeneração; 
  • Trocar ideias e conhecimento com individuos que aplicam Permacultura e Gestão Holistica nos seus terrenos (encontrar pessoas que colocam em prática o que defendem 'walk their talk');
  • Partilhar ideias e conhecimentos no que respeita a aplicação da Permacultura em Arquitectura Paisagista com a  Universidade do Porto, em parceria de investigação com a Professora Doutora Isabel Martinho da Silva, arquitecta paisagista; 
  • Procurar novas técnicas e estratégias de Permacultura e Gestão Holistica que possam ser adaptadas e aplicadas a diferentes paisagens portuguesas (vinhas, pomares, hortas, etc.) e cruzar essa informação com técnicas e estratégias tradicionais portuguesas.


Esta viagem foi planeada seguindo a metodologia de Gestão Holística (Holistic Management). Veja mais AQUI.


= Partilhar Informação =


Quero partilhar a informação que recolher durante esta viagem com todos os interessados. 

Vou organizar todo o material digital recolhido durante esta pesquisa em formato de livro. Este livro irá explorar a melhor forma de combinar a Permacultura e Arquitectura Paisagista na criação de projectos regenerativos. Acredito que este livro possa ser um bom contributo para profissionais de Permacultura e Arquitectura Paisagista..

Pode ver alguns dos meus trabalhos no site:





= O que está a Financiar? =


Estou a pedir o seu apoio para financiar metade dos custos desta viagem de pesquisa.

Abaixo pode verificar a listagem dos custos totais:


Voos (Portugal - Austrália - EUA - Portugal) --------------------------------------- $ 3.990 (€ 3.200)

Custo de vida por um ano + em viagens terrestres (Austrália e EUA) ------- $ 4800 dólares (3850 €)

Vistos + Seguro ------------------------------------------------------------------------- $ 1870 (1500 Euros)


Estou a dar o meu melhor para que esta viagem de investigação aconteça, porque acredito que este estudo pioneiro é importante!

Nos dias que correm é muito difícil obter bolsas de investigação científica. Por isso, decidi pedir apoio à população em troca da partilha da informação valiosa que vou recolher (veja as super recompensas).


= Junte-se a mim nesta viagem! =


Vou actualizar regularmente o blog e página de facebook da viagem, com posts à cerca das as minhas experiências de Permacultura, o que eu observar e aprender ao longo do caminho, para que quem apoie possa seguir esta pesquisa e testemunhar o valor da sua contribuição!


OBRIGADA PELO SEU TEMPO E APOIO!! 

POR FAVOR PARTILHE!