Entries by Ya Go

Disruption of the food system

Today the greatest minds are busy with disruption of banking system, automobile industry, space rockets, energy sector etc. But only a few seem to focus on our food system or “food value chain”… Organic Farming VS Conventional Farming? People tend to forget that organic farming is actually the traditional way of farming. Industrial or conventional […]

What Are Food Forests

The PermaTree FoodForest(s) have been growing physically and also digitally, on the website. As you can imagine most plants need more than just 3 years to grow strong and even more to produce fruit. Even in the tropical climate we have at the farm. Currently producing from the list above are Bananas, Guayusa, Coffee and […]

Permaculture presentation in Spanish

For our Spanish speaking visitors we have published a presentation about what Permaculture is. Maybe ill find some time to translate it to English … one day 🙂 ¿Qué es Permacultura? Mesa medio ambiente, Valle de las luciernagas, Zamora Chinchipe, Amazonas, Ecuador ¿Qué es Permacultura? Mesa medio ambiente, Valle de las luciernagas, Zamora Chinchipe, Amazonas, […]

Health Benefits of the Soursop Fruit and Leaves

Soursop grows  on a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree in the rain forests of Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia and is a common food there. And here in Ecuador at the edge of the amazonas region in our organic tropical farm PermaTree. Its scientific name is Annona muricata. Also known as graviola, custard apple, guanabana and Brazilian paw […]

Experiment: Bamboo Vegetative Method Reproduction

Experiment: Bamboo Vegetative Method Reproduction Bamboos can be propagated either by reproductive method or vegetative method. Reproductive method involves the production of new bamboo plants through seeds while the vegetative method makes use of vegetative parts such as rhizomes, culms and branches. Giant bamboo = Dendrocalamus giganteus, also known as dragon bamboo or one of several […]

Cacao Fino de Aroma

  We produce Cacao Fino de Aroma At PermaTree we produce Cacao Fino de Aroma. Fruity and flowery aromas and flavour with nutty malt notes. This is the characteristic flavour of Cacao Fino de Aroma that distinguishes it from other cocoas in the world. The Fino de Aroma denomination is an International Cocoa Organization (ICCO)* classification, […]

Health Benefits of Turmeric

We planted our very first Turmeric the 5th of February 2018 at the farm. Usually it takes 7 to 10 months from planting to harvest. So we should be able to harvest soon June/July 2018. The Scientific name of Turmeric is “Curcuma Longa” . It is also known as “Curcuma Domestica” and is popularly known as “Haldi” […]

Nutrition – Flexitarianism

Written by Matthew Livingston and originally published at the mattliving.com blog – DISCLAIMER: These are my thoughts and experiences on what can be a deeply cultural, charged and personal topic: diet. There is a lot we don’t know, especially when it comes to what a sustainable diet is. For one, most studies have been centred in […]

eGo-centric VS eCo-centric

As it stands, we have over 7 billion “little things that can make a big difference” walking around on this planet, each with the power to become a tiny tipping point of their own. Indeed, with the power to change the world. But, like Confucius said, “Those who move mountains begin by carrying away small […]