Archive for October, 2011

  My piece of land once used to be covered by the Atlantic Rainforest.  Then, there were sugarcane plantations and cacau plantations in the area.  Part of the land was converted to grass for animals.  A large part of it is currently Atlantic Rainforest in re-generation, large parts of that have an understorage of cacau.  [...]

Why would an apparently sane person decide to move out of a comfortable city into a tropical jungle?  This is question I was left with after seeing a friend over lunch. As soon as I started “breaking from the mold” and doing things in a slightly different way I was forced to learn about thing [...]

Mr Masanobu Fukuoka, a Japanese farmer and bio-engineer, has found a way of farming that imitates nature and therefore works with nature, instead of working against it.  His method is very similar to what has been called permaculture. It requires: no tillage (plowing, overturning the soil, digging), no weeding, no fertilizing, no prepared compost, no [...]