OUR MEDITERRANEAN ORIGINS
THE PORTUGUESE MONTADO
In return, the Montado provides cork, livestock, and cereal grains, fruits and vegetables. From this bounty we are able to harvest wheat to make bread, olives for olive oil, grapes for wine, meat, milk and cheeses. All of our aromatic herbs and vegetables that we use in preparing delicious and nutritious meals comes from the Herdade.
THE FRAGILITY OF TEH MONTADO AND HOW WE PRESERVE IT
Respect for nature is one of our core values; one which Silent Living wishes to share through Herdade no Tempo. We realized that the delicate balance of the Montado is threatened by ongoing changes in global and local economies. Problems like overexploitation in timber harvest or forest removal to plant vast farm monocultures are depleting and consuming the Portuguese landscape.
To preserve the land and care for our families property, we have embraced regenerative agricultural practices. Woven into the very fabric of regenerative agriculture are the principles and practices to reverse ecological degradation. It aims to rebuild the organic matter in soil, restore and improve soil biodiversity, and thoughtfully employ water conservation for irrigation. It ensures the health and strength of the ecosystem for generations to come.
We are inspired by Agroecology, Permaculture, Syntropic agriculture and Holistic Management practices, all of which enhance our own agricultural practices to support this precious and beautiful Montado.