We need your help to save this ecologically unique piece of land from destruction!
Two years ago we moved onto this long abandoned land in Alentejo Portugal. We wanted a place where our horses (mostly rescued) could live a natural, free-roaming lifestyle, and we could help the land to thrive again. To give something back, in some small way to repair the damage done by humans to our planet and those we share it with.
Yesterday we heard that the adjoining land has been bought by a British company that has been buying up land around here, nobody knows why! To plant eucalyptus? To plough and dig and rip up the habitat of thousands of plants and wildlife? To make 'productive' this piece of nature that is a seed bank of diminishing native plants? Not if we can help it!
Under Portuguese law, as neighbours, we have first right to purchase the property.... IF we can match the bid of €150,000 within 8 days of official notification of the "promessa". I'm sure with your help we can do that!
We want to buy this land because:
- We want to restore and regenerate it with the help of our horses and reverse the destruction of the Portuguese habitat that has led to massive loss of lives this year;
- So we can offer refuge to more horses who are starving, abandoned or abused;
- To protect the whole community of life that thrives on this 'unproductive' land, aromatic plants, insects, wildlife;
- To uphold our vision of a meditative haven in a crazy world.
Preserving native habitat is especially important in a year when Portugal has been devastated by fires and drought. Lives and livelihoods of humans, animals and plants have been destroyed. The primary reason for the fires was indiscriminate planting of eucalyptus trees, leading to degradation of the native ecosystem and fire resistant local flora.
Now is the perfect time for each one of us to take action, to take responsibility for degradation of our planet, to return it to ecological balance. You can help do this with a donation now, however large or small. This is a chance to give back to the planet on so many levels. A chance to support love and consciousness over greed and exploitation.
Choose one of our rewards when you donate and get a half price holiday here at Over the Edge Farm. Or access to free advice on natural animal wellness and essential oils.
Would you like to give something back to the planet we love? To do something positive in this world? If so, give now, whatever you can. Every little counts and the clock is ticking!
P.S. If we don't hit our target (how could that possibly happen?), all money raised would go towards the purchase of the other 30 hectare adjoining lot, that was also once part of the original farm, while we still have time to make a deal. That way we will not be faced with this situation again.