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mycostaricafarm sets Permaculture foundations of a healthy foods environment
Digging swails, ponds on west section of mycostaricafarm for future water retention. Awaiting water access for a coffee crop planted late in season. Any loss creates openings for plant diversity. First accident at the farm results in 4 stitches.
The timing compliments a week of healing; David Giesecke's Tico friend sharpened the machete a bit too well. Boots are mandatory around any tools. http://www.facebook.com/
Jorge is still at work however, building a rustic bathroom from pine, bamboo, and similar roof. It's a composting toilet for harvesting all that doodoo. http://en.wikipedia.org/
Several ponds and swails are mostly completed as well. These water retention techniques create fertile microzones of unique shade, nutrients, water. While initially gmo and 'modern' farming outperforms this, within a couple years this method will outproduce, without chemicals or fertilizers.
A swimming pond is also in the works! Volunteers (with boots) offered free night's stay at Cabinas Las Olas, 39 min away in famous Playa Hermosa http://www.lasolashotel.com/