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Food forests

Food forests…

Over the past few years, we have been slowly planting areas of "food forests". This concept uses per…

Research centre for appropriate technology

Research centre for appropriate technology…

As the transition to a resource-based economy requires a high level of integrated technology, our lo…

Top priorities for 2019

Top priorities for 2019…

We finished 2018 on a positive note, feeling that good progress was made. After around two years and…

Vortex hydroelectric plant

Vortex hydroelectric plant…

The vortex hydroelectric project was started in 2015 and construction of the tank and channels was c…


Over the past few years, we have been slowly planting areas of "food forests". This concept uses permaculture techniques to simulate the biodiversity of a natural forest. Integrating many different layers in the food forest (canopy trees, vines, groundcovers, root crops and fungi) in a strategic way allows natural symbiotic relationships to occur, providing natural protection from pests, improving soil quality, and providing habitat for other organisms. In a few short years, we have seen major improvement in the soil quality by introducing a wider variety of trees and strategically mulching the forests. Our chickens are an important part of the process; they freely roam through the fruit trees, weeding while they look for worms, eating pest insects, and fertilizing the soil.

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