Welcome to Terracrua Design, where we are passionate about helping farm owners create a productive and profitable regenerative agriculture farm or estate.
We understand the importance of balancing ecological sustainability with economic viability and strive to support our clients in achieving this goal.
Our team of skilled professionals provides specialized services in advising, planning, implementing, and managing regenerative agriculture farms and estates. We work closely with our clients to understand their unique vision and help them materialize it into a complete and ecologically sustainable plan.
Our services include developing detailed plans with technical drawings, maps, and tables that outline the sequence of actions required for the project’s implementation and management. We also provide guidance on the best techniques and methods to use for each work and zone to be developed, as well as the required investment for each project.
At Terracrua Design, we believe that our clients’ success is our success, and our main objective is to help our clients achieve their vision while ensuring a sensible and efficient management of resources, time, and money. Our approach enables farm owners to benefit from a long-term overview of the interventions to be carried out, with the possibility of gradually implementing them according to their availability.
Whether you are interested in extensive rotational cattle, organic agriculture, fruit growing, forest management, or nature tourism, We can help you develop a comprehensive and sustainable plan that will maximize your farm’s potential.
Check out our services page to learn more about
how we can help you achieve your farm’s full potential.
“ORGANIZE SPACE INTELLIGENTLY
– THE NETWORK”
Optimizing your land
At Terracrua Design, we understand the importance of optimizing your land and investments in both the short and long term.
Our approach involves a mainframe design that structures your land, maximizes productivity, and enhances biodiversity.
Our Terracrua Design Mainframe
includes the following components :
Terracrua Design’s water management strategy follows the principles of “slow, spread, and sink” (S.S.S.), which are designed to promote the infiltration of rainwater into the landscape. Our water network includes strategically placed dams, ponds, swales, and forests, which work together to slow down the movement of water, spread it across the landscape, and allow it to sink into the soil. This system not only helps to maximize the success of productive and forestry plantations, but it also promotes the regeneration of local ecosystems and enhances the resilience of the landscape.
At Terracrua Design, we understand that roads and tracks play a crucial role in providing cohesion and effectively subdividing the property. Our smart network of roads and pedestrian tracks is strategically designed not only for efficient access but also to serve as a water catchment tool. By directing surface runoff towards dams and ponds, we prevent erosion and soil loss, while maximizing the potential for water harvesting and storage.
At Terracrua Design, we understand the importance of creating a landscape that not only supports human activities but also promotes biodiversity and ecological balance. To achieve this, we incorporate a structural vegetation grid that mimics the natural glade phenomenon. This grid is strategically placed on hilltops, valleys, perimeters, access hedges, and green corridors to provide protection for human activities while also creating habitat for wildlife. This vegetation grid is designed to capture rain and fog, recharge aquifers, and restore water sources.
Terracrua Design’s approach to productive areas is centered around creating diverse and sustainable agricultural systems through the use of polyculture and multilayered plantations. Our productive zones are meticulously planned with simple patterns that allow for full mechanization while incorporating a variety of species and layers. This creates a thriving ecosystem that promotes biodiversity, soil health, and long-term sustainability.
At Terracrua Design, our infrastructure planning is guided by principles of efficiency and optimal effectiveness. We prioritize decentralized water management to promote efficient use of resources, protect water reserves, and reduce energy usage. This involves installing water harvesting and storage systems, and designing irrigation and drainage systems for conservation. We also aim to minimize our ecological footprint through the use of renewable energy sources and energy-saving technologies to maximize energy efficiency.
At Terracrua Design, we prioritize the implementation of an extensive grazing system that promotes the rapid recovery of pastures and supports sustainable land management practices. Our approach involves the controlled passage of herds in small parcels to minimize their impact on the land while improving soil health and promoting carbon fixation. This rotational grazing system allows for better pasture quality and encourages the natural regeneration of plant species, leading to a healthier ecosystem overall.
Our design methodology is inspired and rooted in the principles of Keyline Design, Regenerative Design, Holistic Management, Deep Ecology and Permaculture.
By optimizing your land,
we can help you achieve your objectives
and create a sustainable future for your farm.
Terracrua Design’s P.E.A.R. (PT) system stands for Agro Regenerative Structural Planning, and it is a comprehensive approach to landscape planning based on the principles of regenerative agriculture.
Our P.E.A.R. process considers the entire landscape and aims to identify and plan all necessary infrastructures to establish human activities while maintaining a deep balance with the ecological framework of each landscape or territory.
Our team draws inspiration from some of the most innovative and proven methodologies in regenerative agriculture, such as Permaculture Design, Design Key-line, Natural Agriculture, Holistic Management, and Biodynamic Agriculture, to create a unique and effective approach.
Our approach emphasizes the integration of all invisible components of the landscape, natural and artificial, into a holistic plan of ecological architecture, covering the entire landscape. We seek to leverage the natural conditions of the landscape and design interventions and adjacent infrastructure plans for maximum efficiency and low ecological, energy, and financial impact in the short, medium, and long term.
We understand that a well-planned and sequenced intervention can help streamline field implementations, shorten execution times, and optimize the use of resources.
That’s why we’re always available to help our clients materialize their ideas, plans, tables, and maps in the landscape.
Contact us today to learn more about our services.
Ready to get started?
Simply fill out the contact form above and let us know how we can help you.
Our experienced team is here to support you every step of the way, from planning to implementation and beyond.
Let us help you turn your dream of running a farm into a reality.
At Terracrua Design, we specialize in 3 main areas of farm development:
Our light and flexible consultancy services are designed to provide you with the guidance you need to make informed decisions and find solutions for any emerging issues you may encounter. We offer direction and solutions for both short-term and long-term goals.
Our planning services are elaborated and detailed based on maps and topographic surveys. We work with you to develop a comprehensive plan that outlines the principles, strategies, and techniques needed to structure your farm or estate.
We offer medium to long-term services to streamline the implementation and management of your farm project. Our team is committed to ensuring that your project is completed on time and within budget.
Looking for expert advice for your agriculture project but unable to meet in person?
Our remote technical agriculture consultancy is the perfect solution for you. We offer a comprehensive remote study, followed by a video conference to discuss your unique challenges and develop tailored solutions that work for you and your project. We understand that every project is different, and that’s why we take the time to understand your specific needs and requirements.
With our remote technical agriculture consultancy, you can make informed decisions from the comfort of your own home or office. Plus, you can benefit from our expertise no matter where you’re located. So why wait? Book a remote study with us today and take the first step towards achieving your project goals!
Are you ready to take your agriculture project to the next level?
Our team of experienced consultants is here to help, offering face-to-face meetings to discuss your unique challenges and develop tailored solutions that work for you. Whether you need advice on soil analysis, crop management, or irrigation systems, we have the technical expertise to guide you towards success.
With our consultancy services, you can rest assured that you’re making informed decisions that will benefit your project in the long run. Based in Portugal, we have extensive knowledge of the local agriculture industry and can provide you with practical recommendations that suit your needs. Book a meeting with us today to start exploring the possibilities for your project!
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On your property
Do you want to transform your property into a regenerative paradise?
Our team of experienced consultants offers a remote pre-study of your property, followed by a 4-hour technical visit to discuss possible solutions for your project.
We have a deep understanding of regenerative agriculture and design and are committed to helping you create a sustainable and thriving ecosystem.
Whether you’re looking to implement regenerative grazing practices, establish agroforestry systems, or design a water management plan, we can provide you with practical recommendations that work for your specific needs. Book a consultation with our team today and take the first step towards creating a regenerative paradise on your property!
On your property
Analysis of productive potential
Following a technical visit to your property, we provide a detailed report that sequences and describes the current conditions of your property, and offers solutions to any problems encountered. Our experienced team of consultants will assess your property, and provide you with a comprehensive report that includes a map in Google Earth or GIS/SIG (qgis/qfield).
Our service lasts 4 to 6 weeks, and is ideal for anyone looking to invest in real estate, agriculture, or rural tourism.
With our potential analysis service, you can make informed decisions about your investment, and ensure that you’re maximizing the potential of your property. Plus, you’ll benefit from our expertise in real estate, agriculture, and rural tourism.
So why wait? Book a potential analysis service with us today, and take the first step towards achieving your investment goals!
Analysis of productive potential
The structural Plan
Are you ready to turn your property into a structured “canvas” for all your future activities?
Our customized plan, inspired by the P.E.A.R. system, is here to help. We provide a solid “backbone” for your property and lay out the location of all elements in an easy-to-understand GIS/SIG format. Plus, we include an implementation budget and timeline in a user-friendly Excel spreadsheet.
Our plan is perfect for anyone who needs an initial structure to get started and wants to develop productive areas efficiently. With our service lasting just 3 to 6 months, you can quickly and confidently make all your future investments. Our experienced team will work closely with you to understand your goals and requirements, and develop tailored solutions that work for your specific needs.
So why wait? Fill in our form, and let us help you turn your property into a productive and efficient space.
The structural Plan
The full detail plan
Ready to take your farm or homestead to the next level?
Our full detailed masterplan service is here to help. We provide a comprehensive plan that includes the full structure, such as water on landscape, access, permanent vegetation, zoning, and infrastructures. Plus, we include all the details about the proposed zones, including plantation plans and plant lists. In the end, we provide a big format infographic that illustrates all the different aspects of the masterplan.
Our experienced team of consultants will work closely with you to understand your goals and requirements, and develop a tailored masterplan that works for your specific needs.
Our full detailed masterplan service lasts 6 to 12 months and is an excellent way to economically make the most out of your project.
So why wait? Fill in our form, and let us help you take your farm or homestead to the next level!
The full detail Plan
At Terracrua Design, we specialize in organizing and implementing planned interventions to streamline field operations.
By articulating means, resources, and manpower, we can help you save time and resources with a well-structured sequence of work.
Our goal is to assist you in realizing your ideas, plans, tables, and maps in the landscape, ensuring that your vision becomes a reality.
We understand that executing a project can be complex and time-consuming, which is why we offer our expertise to help you achieve your goals efficiently and effectively.
OUR TEAM is available to collaborate with you every step of the way,
from initial consultation to final implementation.
Redefining possibilities, one landscape at a time.”
SO FAR WE HAVE PLANNED
Welcome to Terracrua Design’s contact form!
We are excited to hear from you and learn more about your needs and how we can help bring your vision to life. Whether you are looking to start a new project, have questions about our services, or just want to say hello, we are here for you. Please fill out the form below with as much detail as possible, and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you for considering Terracrua Design as your partner in design and innovation!