Ananda Valley project was born as a dream with solid background: 60 skilled volunteers focused on different aspects of six complementary associations, and a clear direction: “together, a better world is possible”.
Deep ecology, sustainable agriculture, vegetarianism, life-long learning, art, social service and social activism are the focus areas of these non-profit associations; few more are ready to join.
In 2010, in the center of a Portugal in full crisis, was discovered a perfect place to develop a vibrant settlement, a service-hub and a research-center where individuals, moving together, can fully realize their potentialities for inner growth, in harmony with nature and the surrounding community.
After years of hard work, plans for a highway passing through our project were published, just the day before buying the property. All seemed lost. But, with renewed inspiration, we acquired instead a nearby valley abandoned 50 years ago, between two small villages, an ecological corridor of Serra-da-Estrela Natural Reserve, and we begun building.
Building people, community, relations, educational projects with international schools, local organic farming movement, drug-free eco-festival, food-forest, solar-panels-irrigated fruits orchards, vegetable gardens, vegetarian restaurants, yoga-center, warehouses, beautiful domes, kids-paradise, social-activists conferences with University, vegan action-group, cooperation with local-government, and only recently our Residential Area.
Last 2 years we start organasing and hosting programs under Erasmus+. If you are under 30 years old interested in youth exchanges and European solidarity corps contact us for more information.
Primary interests: regeneration, yoga, meditation, ecology, organic argoculture, youth work, self-development, multiculturism...
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The goal is to develop a model of sustainable living in response to modern social, economic and environmental challenges. It envisions becoming a centre of environmental and social excellence that will serve as a source of inspiration and innovation for the wider community. Ananda Valley aims to create its nucleus in a rural community based on ecological principles in the centre of Portugal. … Read more
- Date: 1 February 2019
- Location: Ananda Valley, Portugal, Paul, Portugal
This Summit is just right for you if... You are seeking inspiration and hope for the future facing today’s climate crisis. You want to join others in right action by creating hubs of consciousness worldwide. You want to reduce your carbon footprint while connecting with thought leaders worldwide. You have a busy schedule and limited extra time. You believe in the power of community, but you don’t really know where to start building or you want more tools to connect more … Read more