Our Little Thing - Creating A Sustainable Lifestyle In Patagonia

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

Harvest Season in Patagonia - Abundance in Life 収穫の秋!人生がぐんと豊かに。

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 permaculture garden from the last two trips to South Africa in 2009 and 2010 when we brought hundred Japanese volunteers to plant trees and permaculture garden with local children and adults in the townships such as Alexandria. We worked with Food and Trees For Africa (FTFA) which was found by Paul's friend, Jeunesse Park in 1990 to help disadvantaged community to grow their own food. Jeunesse started Edu Plant program in 1994 to educate teachers and children to plant permaculture garden to produce their own food. This was a big success and now hundreds of schools in South African have permaculture garden and eat nutritious food from their garden, and this helped to increase childrens' immune system and reduced AIDS.

Anyway, having seen African kids growing amazing organic vegetables in very simple way, we thought, "Why not?" and we did. We did very well.

Having heard about our garden or having seen our vegetable photos on Facebook, more and more people came to visit our garden and learned a little bit about permaculture. Our neighbors started asking us if we want to sell our vegetable, because all the vegetable sold in shops have to be transported long way by ferry only once a week, and always look tired or rotten. So our plan is to advance our permaculture garden this year by planting more fruit trees and grow more food, and hopefully share with more people.! It will be a lot of fun!





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Comment by tim james on March 28, 2012 at 7:34pm

Yummy!!....so healthy and appetizing ....great wholesome food

Comment by Dorota Stańczyk on March 28, 2012 at 5:05pm

great ! :) clean and ready to eat :D enjoy ! 

..bad that i need go to buy this at shop :(.. ;-)

Comment by Shane D. Shirley-Smith on March 28, 2012 at 3:54pm

Beautiful!!  Yum!!

Comment by Luis Felipe Matias Dacosta Neghm on March 28, 2012 at 2:16pm

zanahorias, beterragas, zapallos italianos, pepinos, tomates pomarola, papas y lavanda.................... muy bueno !!! vamos bien------- next time.... watermelons, melons and grapes to make wine much xD xD.....

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