Tropical Permaculture (Permanent + Culture = Permaculture) A 10,000-year-old technology based on knowledge of our tribal ancestors. Syntropic Agriculture / Successional Agroforestry but on Steep Hill topography. Lots of Vetiver grass, Bamboo, Tropical Fruits, Ground Cover, Pioneer Plants, Enhancing Biodiversity and Topsoil.

Pruning Vetiver Grass

Did you know that pruning of the vetiver grass, at its right time works like a carbon bomb? Pruning of vetiver fences up to a height of 30 to 50 cm. Makes them thicker and consequently more effective in filtering runoff water and erosion. BTW vetiver has more than 1000 uses (construction materials, forage for livestock, landscaping and ornamentals, mulch, compost, veneer, fiber board, ash for concrete work, and insecticide).

Perenial Peannut, Arachis Pintoi, Mani Forrajero

Perennial Peanut (Arachis Pintoi)

If you have a tropical farm operation and are researching for the most multipurpose living ground cover. You just found it. It’s called Perennial peanut (Arachis Pintoi). The most highly effective tropical flowering ground cover available. Having a good ground-cover is essential to stop tropical rainwater erosion on steep slopes and control fast growing weeds.