Creación de un estilo de vida sostenible en Patagonia パタゴニアでサステイナブルな暮らし作り
At the moment we have three places where we are planting and harvesting. The North garden which features, ten terraces and two ponds, with just three terraces planted at this moment, the south garden, where our earthbag polytunnel and future duck pond are located, and the North West garden, which is experimental, but doing very well and features, Chia, linseed, mustard, along with more regular crops like peas, carrots, radishes and beans... coastal quinoa which we hoped…Continue
Last spring, I have planted more than 30 types of vegetables and herbs in our permaculture garden, and now we are harvesting plenty of vegetable, all organic. Our garden did very well and amazed all the visitors. (Here in Southern Hemisphere, it's autumn in March)
I learned how to make…Continue
I visited the earthbag building blog of Owen Geiger today. I go there often, loads of useful information, presented in a simple manner and read of a new PAHS home being built in the USA.. Above is a photo from the blog.
“Earthen Hand Natural Building recently has created an 800 sf earthbag house on…Continue
We`ve begun the work on our new guest cabin, located in a secluded and well sheltered spot on our land. Joining us for…Continue
February 27th was the Occupy Our Food Supply Global Event to highlight the need for people take control of their own food supply by going organic and discouraging the use of Genetically Modified Crops and seeds. We joined in by beginning a new greenhouse, which will be built in the Walipini style that…Continue
Juts got a message from a friend who is a member here. He was spammed. I think the spammer only got to send two messages, but I am not sure. Anyway, she, he is gone. I check everyone who attempts to spam here and think we have done a good job to keep them away.
This particular one pretended to be in a members organisation. If any of you get spammed please contact us straight away and we will get rid of them. All the best to all of you.
Added by Paul Coleman on February 24, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
We are now reaping the rewards from the garden and are very pleased with the Zucchini's, Basil, Oregano and Cucumbers from the poly tunnel. Soon we should be harvesting the Italian Plum Tomatoes. The Zucchini is presently roasting in the fire along with leaves from the local Tepa Tree, which had a nice…
Finally rain has started to fall heavily again after almost two months of unusually hot sunny days. And it's…Continue
After a fabulous festive Christmas in Frutillar, with sophistiocated food galore, we are back home and loving the…Continue
Soon we'll be building a cabin for our guests, with friends, Megan and Happy. It will be a hybrid earthbag foundation, wood framed structure in a secluded part of our garden, invisible from the road and invisible from us. Should take around a month to get it to a condition good enough for them to move in while they search the region for a piece of land.
Happy's a carpenter with plenty of back woods experience, so I'm looking forward to what we'll come up and included in the…Continue
It's Xmas and we're taking a break from digging to celebrate with friends in Frutillar, in the lake district of Chile. I am reminded of a tree planting and interview with Santa Claus in Hong Kong 2007. In the interview he spoke of the state of the planet and the plight of elves and…Continue
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The north side of our garden is now entirely walled in with 100 meters of turf and a gate which is wide enough to…Continue
Silvie is now on her great walking journey from north to south end of Patagonia. She stopped at La Junta for a few days, help building turf wall at Paul & Konomi's place. Now she is walking on the road again toward the south end of Patagonia. Keep on having happy walking Silvie!…Continue
There is no separation between us, our house, our garden, our land, the surrounding nature and view now we connecting…Continue
Today is Konomi's birthday and we're celebrating with the arrival of Pepper, a four month old Ewe.…Continue
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Ten days ago we got the opportunity to raft down the Rio Palena, the river…Continue
We all know about the three R's, but when you're living on a hillside in Patagonia, away from any garbage disposal…Continue
Spring is has come to Patagonia and less than six weeks after Konomi sewed the first seeds, we're dining on large radishes. And…Continue
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