Garden Revival

Our gardens were completely overgrown. Jalob came in with the weed whacker and cut back the weeds to reveal ready-made garden beds that just needed some mulch and some planting. Manure, banana leaves, recipes for renewed gardens. Rachel gets to make her first garden! Best part is that these gardens get to be watered with…

Compost Bins

In January, we made a set of 3 simple compost bins using scrap metals. The idea behind these bins is that you flip your compost pile from one compartment to the next one every other day. This aerates the compost and speeds up its decomposition. Flipping promotes aerobic bacteria (the friendly ones that don’t smell),…

Volatile Volunteers!

Quick post catch-up update from January. January we had a record of 14 volunteers on the farm! Excellent folks from all over the world chipping in their time and energy. We can not thank them enough!   PermaPai turned into a mini festival with all the campers everywhere! Good food! Good people! Good times! Thanks…

Sign Me Up!

Rachel, our wonderful artistic volunteer, painted some beautiful new signs for PermaPai. This new sign welcomes visitors right at our entrance. Another ┬ásign welcomes folks to PermaPai’s outhouse compost toilet, euphemistically labeled Pootopia! Thanks again to all our volunteers for their input, energy and enthusiasm!

Mud Mania

Time to get muddy here at PermaPai! Our earth bricks are well under way at a current 300 bricks for the new adobe roundhouse. We begin by setting up our mix pit in a tarp. We then dig out our earth. Sieve it through our wheelbarrow to sift out the rocks. This way we don’t…

The Crew

With a good crew, everything is fun to do!