Once back in Lisbon, it was time to get some more work done and conclude the elaboration of the project plan. We were trying to get meetings with the municipality for several weeks already, to discuss the implementation and to stress the importance of education, not only at a technical level (how to plant, prune, harvest...) , but also cultural, to increase citizenship and the awareness of the existence of the project and to create a community of urban orchardists. We had no luck there (August is a dead month here) but we had many meetings to draw the final project. We met with a professor of fruit production from the Superior Institute of Agronomy (ISA), who was delighted to help out, and assist us in the implementation of the orchard, with the possibility for a post-graduate student from ISA to do a thesis on the project! She also provided good information regarding fruit varieties and their specific needs. Then we had a meeting with a Permaculture specialist who gave some feed-back on our preliminary project and suggested some minor changes.