Herdade do Freixo do Meio
Herdade do Freixo do Meio is a reference site for sustainable agricultural practices throughout Europe. The Quinta das Abelhas project, in which reNature is a contributing partner, is situated within this estate, where the 600 ha estate could potentially be a catalyser for implementing for the lessons learnt at larger scale.
The estate has belonged to the same family for over 6 generations and has been under agricultural production for long swaths of time.
Progressively, the estate focused their food production activities on a regenerative agroforestry model and design, recognising the major role of trees in the ecosystem services – how they provide clean air, purify water, and filter soil nutrients, manage storm water and preserve biodiversity.