Monthly Archives: June 2016

The tree that’s not a tree

The banana plant is the biggest perennial herbaceous plant growing on earth, so it’s not a type of palm tree. The plant consists of two parts, the root clump and the green shoots. One root clump can produce several dozens … Continue reading

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Zone 5: Nature Reserve

Within Permaculture circles there is some discussion if having a zone 5 is useful or possible. We think it is and we feel quite strongly that our land needs to provide space to other life as it does to us. … Continue reading

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Little Tragedy

Yesterday morning we found a young tapir next to our garden. She couldn’t move her front legs nor her head. With her back legs she tried to push herself out of sight, but she was so weak already that she … Continue reading

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Not For Profit

The activities we develop on our farm are fully aimed at education in and demonstration of Permaculture. We do this work without the desire to make a profit. This does not mean we refrain from earning an income or receiving … Continue reading

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As a bit of a counter balance to the post with scary spiders today we take a look at some beautiful butterflies. There are countless varieties flapping their wings flying over our land, but they’re mostly difficult to photograph. Too … Continue reading

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Chocolates don’t make you fat!

Well, maybe they do, but who really cares considering how great it tastes? This post is about the cacao tree. In the future we’ll show you how chocolate is made. Below a picture of one of our existing cacao trees … Continue reading

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Arachnophobia is fear of spiders or spider related creatures, arachnids, like scorpions and crabs. We sometimes have encounters with the bigger species like tarantulas. Tarantulas can grow to up to 20 cm in size. This one was hiding in a … Continue reading

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El Niño

Last year, around the middle of April 2015, it stopped raining during what otherwise would have been our rainy season. We did get a few small showers between the middle of September and the middle of November, November normally being … Continue reading

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About a year ago we added our first group of pigs to the farm. A second group was added 3 months later, followed by a third group in November. We got them from 3 different neighbors that run their own … Continue reading

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Why Permaculture? And what is it?

Around 2010 we increasingly felt that mankind seemed to be on a road to certain disaster. Reading the news about wars, refugees, pollution, climate change, increasing inequality and so many other things. Realizing how our money system works to benefit … Continue reading

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