Porto, Portugal -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/21/2013 -- Pedro Claro, Telma Marques, Oscar Claro and Rita Claro form a team of young farmers from Portugal that feel the need to participate more in the community. All of them are engineering and business management students.
A few years ago on their summer vacations, they were introduced to agriculture, and from that moment on they have been growing fruits and vegetables on their grandparent’s backyard. They have been growing some apples, persimmons, watermelons, kiwis, oranges, lemons, peppers, chili peppers, lettuce, onions, potatoes, carrots, olives and other vegetables or fruits.
All members of this team live on a sub urban area and due to the actual crisis, and the consecutive salary cut outs, their community is eating more and more non-healthier fast food or processed food since it’s far cheaper than fresh healthy food. Their goal is to give the possibility for the community, to grow their own food and not having to stop eating/cooking healthy food.
The main problem with this project is the “few” existent trees that grew wildly on the propriety for the last 20/25 years, and the soil that needs to be “clean” and tillage for all the half acre. As young farmers, the team doesn’t have the expertise or the means to quickly turn this forest type lot into a fully capable agricultural terrain.
$3500 - Solar pump plus water reservoir installation
$3000 - Transforming this forest type lot into a fully capable agricultural terrain (tillage, root removal)
$1500 – Professional team to remove the trees without “collateral damage” for the electric/telephone lines as well the storage area
$1500 - Storage area restoration
$300 – Agricultural Tools (couple set of tools)
$200 - Several types of seeds to begin with
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