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Regenerative Design and Development

Welcome to Terracrua Designwhere 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 Framework
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.

What is theP.E.A.R. system?

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.

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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:

CONSULTANCY

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.

DESIGN (PLANNING)

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.

IMPLEMENTATION

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.

Video Conference

Online Meeting

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!

Video-Conference

Online Meeting
150€ From

Face-to-face Meeting

Reliquias, Odemira

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!

Face-to-face Meeting

Reliquias - Odemira
150€ From

Technical Visit

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!

Technical Visit

On your property
350€ From

Land Analysis Report

Unveiling Productive Potential

Embark on an informed investment journey with Terracrua Design’s Land Analysis service.

After a meticulous technical visit to your property, our seasoned consultants provide a detailed report outlining the current conditions and proposing effective solutions. This comprehensive report is presented in a user-friendly pdf, supported by maps.

  • Location and Accessibility
  • Geography and Topography
  • Climate and Microclimate
  • Soil Characteristics
  • Water Resources
  • Biodiversity Assessment
  • Keyline Masterplan Potential
  • Productive Potential
  • Afforestation Effectiveness
  • Carbon Sequestration Potential
  • Investment and Planning Considerations
  • Conclusion and Recommendations

Key Features:

  • Detailed Property Assessment: Thorough examination of the property’s current state.
  • Comprehensive Report: In-depth analysis with proposed solutions.
  • Map in Google Earth or GIS/SIG (QGIS/Qfield): Visual representation for clarity.

Key Deliverable:

  • Report in Pdf format.

Ideal for those considering real estate, agriculture, or rural tourism investments, our Land Analysis service empowers you to make informed decisions and maximize your property’s potential. 1 to 2 months service duration: A swift process ensuring timely insights for your investment decisions.

Land Analysis

Analysis of productive potential
2500€ From

Masterplan I

The Simplified Earth Modeling Framework

Are you eager to swiftly transform your property into an organized canvas for future activities?

Introducing our streamlined Masterplan I, inspired by the efficient P.E.A.R. system. This two-month service offers a clear framework for earth modeling, water optimization, access planning, and permanent vegetation layout, all within a unified Keyline framework.

Key Features:

  • Water Landscape Optimization: Strategic planning to maximize water features.
  • Access Planning: Efficient pathway designs for optimal connectivity.
  • Permanent Vegetation Layout: Detailed design for enduring greenery.

Key Deliverables:

  • Project file, in Geopackage format.
  • Tablet GPS Delivery via Geopackage/Qfield: Access your detailed masterplan on the go, enhancing your project management convenience.

As a hassle-free and straightforward service, there’s no feedback process during the project. Benefit from this all-in-one Keyline framework and quickly set the stage for your property’s productivity. This service has in most cases, a maximum duration of 2 months.

Masterplan I

The structural Plan
12500€ From

Masterplan II

The Comprehensive Landscape Enhancement

Ready to elevate your farm or homestead to new heights?

Terracrua Design’s Full Detail Plan is your key to a comprehensive transformation. This service, spanning 3 to 9 months, offers an in-depth masterplan covering every facet, including water landscape optimization, access planning, permanent vegetation layout, zoning, infrastructures, and detailed zone design.

Key Features:

  • Water Landscape Optimization: Strategic planning to maximize water features.
  • Access Planning: Efficient pathway designs for optimal connectivity.
  • Permanent Vegetation Layout: Detailed design for enduring greenery.
  • Detailed Zone Design: In-depth planning for each specific zone.
  • Infrastructure Plan: Strategic layout for essential project structures.

Key Deliverables:

  • Project file, in Geopackage format.
  • Tablet GPS Delivery via Geopackage/Qfield: Access your detailed masterplan on the go, enhancing your project management convenience.
  • Estimations and Timeline: Clear projections for project timelines and cost estimates.
  • Plant Lists for All Zones: Comprehensive lists specifying the vegetation for each proposed zone.

Our experienced consultants collaborate closely with you throughout the 6 to 12 months, ensuring the masterplan aligns perfectly with your goals and requirements.

 

Masterplan II

The full detail Plan
17500€ From
Implementation

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.”

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Contact

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!

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