Here is a sustainable Do It Yourself way to plant seeds in paper bags instead of plastic bags! We try to use as little plastic as possible and produce the less amount of plastic waste. This is why we have been trying to find smart ways to replace all the plastic “things” we are using […]
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My botanical knowledge came from my apprenticeship as a gardener after school. But after that, I followed another career as a digital nomad, graphic designer. My roots were still present to mother nature whether I was spending time being outside, working as a gardener at my grandmother’s place, or just walking through the woods. I loved exploring nature. On the other hand, I got a food intolerance, which obviously made it impossible for me to eat outside at restaurants. I went through a really bad time in my life and I reached my limits. But the good thing about that is I found out what I have and through that it transformed into this lovely project, PermaTree.
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How to Make Lye out of Ashes Before discussing how to make lye, it is important to note that lye is very dangerous and extreme caution should be used when making or handling lye – whether commercial or homemade. Lye should never come in contact with aluminum, as it will react with the metal. Lye […]
Control of Your Ingredients If you make your own soap, you have direct control of what kind of ingredients you like to have in it! In today’s commercial soap, there are many chemicals used, which causes skin irritation or even cancer! Industries find their way through, to make even more profit out of a cheap, […]
After a literally long and intense exploration and research during more than 600 days (2 years)! Which we started in Paraguay back in 2014 and then went to Bolivia. From there to Colombia where we finally decided to explore Ecuador. We are very proud and happy and thankful to announce that we finally found […]
In Latin America, I continuously struggle with bacteria’s. While traveling now almost two years, I mostly struggled with amoebas – the bad ones! The thing is, here, the water is often contaminated mostly of cows poo or other fecal sources. Local people often told me, that the tap water is drinkable but in fact, it’s […]
Nature: Flora and Fauna of Ecuador. Threats from modernization. Permaculture movement and communities. Permaculture Farms in Ecuador. Seed Savers Network of Ecuador
Yesterday we visited the “RESCATE ANIMAL CUENCA” A Non-Profit Organization located in the colonial center of Cuenca. We now are proud daddies to two adopted local abandoned and rescued street dogs from Cuenca. Very long travel yesterday for the dogs and us from Cuenca to El Pangui but now the dogs are well and happy […]
We have been exploring for over 2 years many properties in Latinamerica. The following have been the most reliable tools so far. Sometimes no Internet/3G (no coverage or too much demand). No GPS-Satellite (too many trees in the jungle). No Electricity to reload the batteries 🙂 It has been a real challenge to find good […]
Arriving in El Pangui canton Zamora Chinchipe we have lost no time and started right away with a plant nursery (A nursery is a place where plants are propagated and grown to usable size). Our food forest plant-wish-list is growing (see the list below. Currently about 147 different names… Most of them are of course […]
It’s time for us to start thinking about how we want to build our own house in the tropics. We did some extensive research during the last 2 years – but knowing where we are going to stay makes it a step easier.
Permaculture farm and regenerative lifestyle research
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