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.    

image.Yupaichani.Finca VidaVerde

Fish pond. sediment tanks

Water Works

Water conservation is top priority. The basic idea is retaining rainwater on the land, making it possible to use every drop. This system at Vida Verde captures rainwater from the road above and uses a series of sediment tanks to filter the water, where it can then be directed to a system of swales (water retention ditches) that use gravity to spread the water. Alternatively, the water can be directed to the fish pond after filtering. Clic for more. Basic design for re-using “greywater” which is “waste water” from sinks and washing machine in the house to irrigate ornamentals and fruit trees. Turn “waste” [[read more]]


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]]