Vale das Lobas is a rural regeneration project in Fornos de Algodres, located in Portugal’s Beira Alta region. It is comprised of over 120 hectares reserved as a Biodiversity Zone, to include reforestation, water harvesting with lakes and ponds, regenerative agriculture and forest garden arboriculture. The sacred heart of Vale das Lobas is O Seminario, an ancient hill farm with lush terraces and forests, that will open as a Peace Park in 2017, providing respite and inspiration for all who seek to create peace within their lives and in the world.
In recent years, this region has become forgotten and abandoned, with very few foreign visitors, and yet it has charms too numerous to mention, including the breath-taking landscapes and artisan farming traditions.
The Vision and Mission
Vale das Lobas was created as a beacon of inspiration, with a focus on regenerative agriculture, natural medicine, natural building, contemporary arts, and multi-faith spirituality.
Our Mission Statement is:
Reconciliation of Humanity and Nature. To revitalise earth and community and restore the natural balance; to create a culture of conscious living, that integrates ancestral wisdom with innovation; to support biodiversity, reforestation and the sustainable use of resources, moving beyond conservation; to be a seedbed for spiritual ecology, providing inspiration, education, healing and renewal.
Korashan Association was incorporated as a non-profit membership organisation in 2012. As people join Vale das Lobas as residents, supporters or volunteers, they become members of Korashan Association, and agree to abide by its codes of practice and support its vision and mission.
Properties For Sale
Farmers, ecologists, artisans, horticulturalists and others can purchase land holdings with full rights to build their eco-dwelling within the Vale das Lobas Biodiversity Zones. See properties available here...
The creation of the visitor facilities, including O Seminario and the Riverside is the work of Korashan Lda, with grants and subsidies from EU, private donors, shareholders and foundations. Korashan Lda is a Social Enterprise, and a fair trade employer, and a member organisation of Korashan Association.