I didn’t have much experience in gardening before coming to Ericeira. A few years before, when we lived in Zaragoza, Spain, our house had a piece of land where the owner, an old countryside man with a lot of knowledge, used to have his vegetable garden. Following his enthusiasm, we prepared the land and we planted our first veggies. Even though the result was not the best and the weeds were taller than the vegetables, we harvested a lot tomates, peppers, aubergines, etc. I felt excited with the feeling of eating what I grew and I also started to take the first steps into processing the food, making jams and tomato sauces, following my grandma’s recipes.
From that moment I started to plant a bit more every season and the garden it’s getting bigger and bigger. It’s actually become a very important part of our project´s philosophy, as a practice that leads us to respect, protect and take care of the land where we live. My aim is not only to eat delicious tomatoes, but also to share this passion with other people, offering homemade bio products.