Educational Activities

Activities in harmony with the environment

We use this space to carry out activities with our visitors to demonstrate sustainable alternatives for food production in harmony with the environment, whilst maintaining a connection with the local community.

In these spaces we carry out educational activities that inspire and awaken us to the importance of nature in our lives. Discussing sustainability and conservation whilst surrounded by nature, strengthens the feeling of admiration and respect for life.

Scheduling - With prior arrangement for groups at 09:00 and 15:00.

Birdwatching

Through observing and identifying birds, visitors to Fazenda Bananal have the opportunity for a deep exposure to an impressive sample of the incredible world of the birds of the Atlantic Forest.

We provide trails, accompanied by ornithologists, through the different environments of the Farm, bringing people closer not only to birds, but also to scientific research.

During special events, it is possible to watch, first hand, the monitoring activities developed by the ornithologists, which involve marking different species with rings which have unique codes, checking biological information such as age, size and weight, and the subsequent immediate return of the birds to nature.

The visit must be pre-booked with us.

Educational Agroforest

In a space of only 400 m² (4,306 ft2) we produce 60 varieties of food, including fruits, vegetables, root vegetables and heart of palm - all within a forest!

Trees occupy the highest part of the Agroforest and agricultural crops, the lower part - this way, we can produce more food in a smaller area.

Educational Vegetable Garden

The garden is where we grow the Farm's vegetables, leafy greens and herbs/spices.

With a diversity of colors, shapes, aromas and flavors we provide a sensorial experience of the nature's produce.

Visitors can plant with us, in our fertile soil!

Corral

Our cows range free in the pasture with the calves.

In the corral they receive the necessary care to ensure their health.

The visitors can watch the daily milk collection at the Farm.

Chicken coop

Where our chickens, the rooster and the chicks live.

Visitors can watch the collection of eggs from the nests and the subsequent cleaning, selection, weighing and packing of the eggs.

Goat Pen

Where our goats live. They sleep in the corral and every day they go to the pasture to feed on fresh grass.

At the goat pens, we milk the goats for fresh milk every day!

Sustainable building techniques

A space to inspire and demonstrate sustainable alternatives used for building houses: walls built with local materials (clay and wood) - a traditional technique known as Taipa.

Rainwater stored and used in bathroom waste disposal, watering the gardens and the vegetable garden.

Sewage treated and absorbed by evapotranspiration, without any contamination of the groundwater table and much more!