Yupaichani Organic Community

Looking for a land-based community? Yupaichani (“gracias” in the Kichua language) has 3 more memberships available. 20 minute walk to vilcabamba Grow our own nutrition-packed organic produce Come together to create a producing farm Beautiful healthy bioconstruction homes Be a member of a sustainable education center that is a share-holder business For more information. If interested, speak to Zia & Roshni. Free talk at the Community Center on Wednesday, April 21 at 2:00-2:30 Or, visit the land on Wed, April 21th at 4:00.Meet at Finca Vida Verde. Directions at www.vidaverde.info/  Clic contacts.    

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WORKING WISELY WITH WEEDS JULY 15, 2016 BY JONATHON ENGELS & FILED UNDER PLANTS Weeds are the fighters of the plant world. They are the pioneers, setting off in uncharted territories and cutting new pathways into lands bare and scorched. Then again, they, too, are sometimes the most firmly rooted, digging themselves deep into the fabric of the soil or spreading out far and wide. Perhaps that is why they are also the most misunderstood, the wild and wily, regularly showing up where they are not wanted then simply refusing to leave. Ultimately, though, the term “weed” is a human construct, and it is [[read more]]

Water Security Planning

Create water security for yourself and/or your family!! Learn to observe landscape for optimal water retention/natural storage strategies at our 3 day workshop May 27-29, $100. Learn how: 1) To make and use simple tools for measuring “swales”, level contours of the land, that make it possible for water to SINK IN and recharge springs and aquifers. 2) How to retain water on the land with check-dams, water-sinks and small dams; and learn how to recognize appropriate placement of these critical design elements in your water retention system 3) Learn the basics of ferrous cement technique which allows for construction of large water tanks with [[read more]]

Where does water shed