Jardim do Mira

nature reserve project​

What we do

Jardim do Mira promotes and develops activities and actions to improve biodiversity and environmental sustainability. It acts through a non-profit association for creating harmonious ecosystems.

Why we do it

We are the caretakers of an area of 175.000 m², of which almost two-thirds have been used for the cultivation of eucalyptus monoculture. We are passionate about revitalising the land and, in collaboration with locals, exploring best practices.

Where we are

Located in Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina, a natural park in south-central Portugal. The Mira, one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, is a vital part of Jardim do Mira.

tree nursery

By following the guidelines of syntropic agriculture we were installing a tree nursery with more than 500 trees and fruit trees in 2020. This is an ongoing activity.

integrating animals

We were integrating animals (horses, chicken and bees) which will help stabilize the food forests and provide us with further resources.

body and mind

We were installing a healing space for mind and body activities for more fittness and awareness of our members and guests.

3000 trees donated

In 2019 Quercus the national association for nature conservation in Portugal donated 3000 local species of trees to Jardim Do Mira which were planted to bring in more diversity into the land formerly used as eukalyptus plantage.

local action

For the neighbouring community we were clearing the communal drinking water source and were planting trees for the local membership club of the village.

management and governance

Our organisation is operating with the sociocracy 3.0 principles for an effective collaboration.


Your donation enables the non-profit association Jardim do Mira to work towards its sustainability goals. Please get in touch via mail with us. Thank you so much.

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
John Muir, Father of the National Parks

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