PRLog - Jan. 8, 2013 - JACO, Costa Rica -- This Thursday, January 10th shovel ready projects await volunteers. Therapist and gym all in one, this free workout comes with big views and bigger self discovery. Extreme gratitude and free night's stay at Cabinas Las Olas (hard core surf magnet, beginners welcome) are the rewards. Light meals provided free for month of January as well.
can you dig it? Are you strong enough or want to be?
The most important work is now. Ponds and swails must be dug to retain water at the top of the property. Coffee, Palms, and Jatropha were recently installed thanks to a developer contract, but the early dry season of mid December, with no mulch (piles of browned tall grass curiously piled at bottom of the hill) and no water supply. Even when you do everything right, "Modern" agricultural techniques are incredibly wasteful and cause topsoil runoff. Permaculture designs hold water on the top of the property and feed a diverse system of micro-habitats. Following the natural contours with a shovel is job #1.
See this link for a sketch for February's project, a Tree House project coming soon http://www.facebook.com/
This week, an ambitious mycostaricafarm has a Tico crew converging upon the site this Friday, to build a very simple 6-post structure.
A "huminor" style bathroom is also a high priority, as the landscape needs lots of soil fixers.
The Tico Way may prevail on this building, as tribal engineers have yet to find the farm, Costa Rica One Love.