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Olive Harvest Week

3 November 2024 - 10 November 2024

The olive harvest, a much-loved tradition in southern European countries, marks the finale of our harvest season. It’s a time when we all come together, sharing the fruits of our labour with friends, dancing, singing, and celebrating the bonds of love and connection. It’s our way of preparing for the winter that lies ahead, and we do it with joy and togetherness in our hearts.

During the Quinta’s Olive Harvest week, we come together to harvest the olives from the land. Olives are symbols of friendship and reconciliation, cleansing and healing, light, abundance and, above all, a sign of peace. Oil can bring us food, light, beauty and touch. It is sensual.

This week, we’re embracing our roots and celebrating the beautiful traditions of harvest. We’re full of joy to gather our queer* community on the land for this special time. We’ll roll up our sleeves to work the land and pick those olives, and we’ll come together for a joyful celebration of our deep bond with nature and with each other. It’s a week of togetherness, fun,  dancing and singing, sharing food and love, and honouring the traditions that make us who we are.

Please arrive on Sunday afternoon. If coming by bus from Lisbon, we can collect you from Marvão. We will have a tour of the land and the facilities at 16:00, followed by a dinner together.

Departure is after brunch the next Sunday.

The accommodation will be in shared sleeping spaces in the main house.

All food during the week will be shared (vegan)

Location: The Quinta Project, Marvão, Portugal

 All gatherings are free to attend. We ask for a deposit of €100 to secure your space. This deposit will be returned to you when you attend the gathering. If you fail to attend, we will donate the deposit to a queer* charity. You will not be charged for food or accommodation. We cannot cover travel expenses to/from the Quinta.

Registration process:

This is a living, experimental space where we work together to practice and model the kind of interactions we wish to see more of in the world. Before applying, please consider whether or not you are committed to participating in a way that honours and celebrates the multi-faceted mission of the Quinta and that you are willing to co-create the week with your fellow participants.

Please complete the registration form available here 

Olive Harvest Week


3 November 2024
10 November 2024
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All events are in English (unless stated otherwise).

All events are FREE. 

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