Food Forest Update Beginning of Rainy Season 2013

Just for a comparison, here’s a photo of the other part of the land, taken at the same time as the one above, where we have not yet planted a food forest or have been implementing permaculture.   So back to the food forest.. How did we get from that bare sparse piece of land…

Old Man Wisdom

I really hate aid arrogance. You know the sort – educated whitey from the West decides that he/she knows best, and is going to these poor ignorant uneducated brown skins to HELP them. The audacity! We’re actually going to go teach them, when we know nothing of their region and our own society is so…

Bamboo Chook Nook

With our bamboo wizard neighbor and his moonshine drinking buddy, we tried out an idea for a bamboo chicken tractor. We made it to fit our food forest terraces and the idea was to move it along the parts we had not yet planted to prepare the soil for the newly planted tree this year….

House Update 2

The Walls We have begun plastering our walls and with the help of our many volunteers are nearly finished.   The Base Layer Plaster       The external earthbag walls have all been plastered leaving a nice consistent finish between the adobe and earthbag walls.   the Plaster Mix We experimented with our blue-grey…