Permanent + Culture = Permaculture. It’s a 10,000-year-old technology based on knowledge of our tribal ancestors. It’s not only a sustainable way to grow own food (fruit, vegetables and animals) but an holistic lifestyle and philosophy. It includes a set of design principles derived using whole systems thinking. It uses these principles in fields such as regenerative agriculture, rewilding, and community resilience.

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Adaptive Contour Access Path (ACAP)

The Adaptive Contour Access Path (ACAP) approach to enable access and enhance polyculture crop production on a steep hill in a tropical humid climate. ACAP Agroforestry Enhancing Biodiversity. Bamboo, Vetiver grass and permanent producing tropical fruit trees, shrubs and herbs as well as endemic flowers. We have planted about 18 different plants – most of them for food production. Enhancing the microorganism and mycorrhiza of the soil.

Tropical Flowering Plants

Tropical Flowering Plants

from a holistic perspective it makes sense to have flowers. The question is then obviously which flowers are endemic to our tropical climate (Excessive rain and sun) and which flowers have which use cases. Is the flower edible – can humans eat it? Is it medicinal? Does it attract special insects or birds?

Bamboo Pruning

  • Bamboo

Bamboo Prunning in Tropical Climate at Finca Yantza in Ecuador. Did you know that Pruning or trimming back bamboo can be used as a means for encouraging even more rapid growth.