When Margit and Hubert came to Portugal around 40 years ago, there were no Anthroposophical institutions or even the concept of Waldorf. Due to a lack of alternative education, in 1988 Margit founded a Waldorf School at Vinha Velha. The "Escola Primavera" was the first Waldorf School in Portugal which funcioned during seven years.
Over the years, various holiday camps have been taken place at Vinha Velha during the summer months, which have gained popularity around the area. Since 2016, the nearby Waldorf School in Figueira has been organizing summer activities at Vinha Velha to carry on the tradition.
Additionally, Vinha Velha has been working together with German youth wellfare services for many years. Youths with special needs have been living on the farm and have been actively integrated into daily community life.
Since November 2017, the project "A Hortinha" has been running at Vinha Velha. "A Hortinha" is an educational initiative by an international group of parents that organizes care for children between 3-5 years. Future pedagogical activities will be announced and presented on the website.