Entries by Ya Go

Visual Status Update 2019

As you can see yourself from the photos below, the visible transformation is massive at the PermaTree operation. It is clearly visible how the Soursop fruit trees have successfully grown. Actually we have pruned them else they would be even grown taller. And of course the Bamboo which is the fastest growing plant on the […]

Basic rules of coexistence

Since we work with volunteers all over the world at PermaTree we have learned that its key to be as clear as possible with everything. Starting from the volunteer information pack to how to co-exist. And to not expect anything from anybody. In the best case we will be positively surprised else no big deal […]

First Giant Soursop (Annona muricata) fruits

As of the 25th of December 2018 we have had the first 60 Soursop fruits which are growing and starting to ripe now. When we first planted 100 different fruit trees, back in 2016, the soursop stood out because of its rocket like growth. Compared to the citrus fruit trees all of the Annona (Soursop, […]

Harvesting our first Pitahaya aka Yellow Dragon Fruit

Have you heard about the Dragon Fruit? If yes you absolutely need to try the yellow dragon fruit also locally called pitahaya in Ecuador. This is the sweetest one of the 3 different existing dragon fruits. Last week we have finally been able to harvest the first few cactus fruits ourselves at the farm. Naturally […]

Bamboo clearing out or thinning of culms

We just finalized the clearing out or thinning of culms from our 2 years ago planted, over 400 bamboo plants. Bamboo is unconventional part of our tropical food forest at the PermaTree farm. Pruning or trimming back bamboo can be used as a means for encouraging even more rapid growth. The world record for the […]

PermaTree Area Fauna Biodiversity

The current state (from March 2016 to December 2018) of all the photographed bio diverse fauna at finca PermaTree. Located in the southeastern region of Ecuador, alongside the Cóndor Cordillera at the edge of the Andes mountain range and the Amazon River Basin in Ecuador. More basic farm information about PermaTree – here / GPS coordinates of Finca […]

Rice harvesting

Have you ever wondered how rice is made respectively harvested? Read more to learn about this process and our learning. This was the first rice harvesting at the farm – entire Thursday 20 September 2018. As you can see the harvest was done manually and believe me when I say it was hard work. We where […]

Clearing zone-G for additional Fruit Tree PolyCultures

When we talk about cutting pasture grass. It’s not the same thing in a non tropical climate like in Europe. The grass here is GIANT Elephant grass (the African Pennisetum purpureum, also known as giant king) which grows up tu 3 meters tall and is very thick up to 1cm! Check out the photos.   So […]

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 […]