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Community Garden: The Garden Lab

a yearlong gardening program with your own plot and all tools and materials included

Gardening Essentials Course

five in-person workshops to guide you on starting a garden in your own backyard

Independent Workshops

visit our outdoor classroom in Ericeira’s hills and be inspired to bring more green into your every day

Events & Courses

powered by our Collective, discover the magic of Ericeira’s natural world

Garden Lab

  • Plot in a Stunning Location
  • Yearlong Hands-On Program
  • All Tools, Seeds and Seedlings Included
  • On-Site and Online Support
  • Expert Advice From Our Team of Mentors
  • Community-Only Workshops
  • Exclusive Community Events

Essentials  Course

  • Basics of Soil Science
  • Watering Principles
  • Soil Health & Regeneration
  • Garden Design
  • Companion Planting
  • Succession Planting
  • Pest Management
  • Flower & Herbs in the Garden
  • Planting Calendars for Portugal

Independent Workshops

  • Biological Gardening Practices
  • Healing Herbs
  • Natural Dying
  • Regenerative Practices
  • Soil Enrichment
  • Seasonal Cooking
  • Seed Saving
  • Natural Pest Control

The Collective

  • Flower Foraging
  • Nature Tours
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Guided Hiking/Trekking
  • Children’s Programs
  • Gardening Consulting

Space For Something Special? Join Our Community Garden.

Think you don't have a green thumb? At Green Elbows, we're convinced you're naturally good at nature.

Rebecca BurtonGreen Elbows Founder

There are so many good parts of this program: Being in nature, getting your hands dirty, being around people, just having fun, learning how to be self-sustainable, making new connections, and being in this beautiful setting. It’s just magical.

Arun Thompson2021 Garden Lab Member

The Garden Lab has become such a beautiful hub of our community and a constant place of innovation and meeting of wonderful people. The events, the workshops, the processes, and level of detail the founders go into is incredible—and all in such a gorgeous area

Dave Pentland2021 Garden Lab Member

It’s such a magical feeling to see an empty piece of land becoming almost a jungle and delivering such an abundance of food within not even a year. It’s really inspiring and hopeful for the future.

Nicolas Paries2021 Garden Lab Member

For me, I started from zero and now I’m really confident to start growing my own vegetables in my own garden. This is all because of the program.

Emma Harmsen2021 Garden Lab Member