Gaia Punx in Costa Rica

True nature

La Pura Vida de Permacultura

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Hola Folks,

This is Permie Boi passin’ the good word from La Florida, Costa Rica where I’m in the middle of a fabulous permaculture design course at True Nature Community instructed by Scott Pitman of the Permaculture Institute.

I’m having a wonderful time learning, exploring, and sharing.  The landscape here is amazing but in a lot of cases in need of regeneration.  Even though true nature is a gringo (expats) community, (for now) it is very nice to see that they have intergrated themselves with in the larger community through helping to support and share with the local ticos (Costa Ricans) in multiple ways.  This is a sharp contrast from much of the negative colonialist like developments happening in many ecologically fragile areas of the country.  The people here from True Nature really practice what they preach at every level and also run a amazing educational service organization called CREER.

 

The students attending this course are from all over the world and are very excited about what they will bring back to where they live as am I.  In the morning we wake up to amazing to an amazing landscape full of colorful chirping birds (Tucans even!) and verdant plants.  We’ve been eating fresh local foods cooked with local recipies and Luna of True Nature has been kind enough to offer a free yoga class to those who enjoy it. It is amazing to see how much we’ve been able to improve the site in just a few days by building rain swales and various watercatchments.  I know that all of this rewarding work will be greatly appreciated after our departure.  I just recently saw an amazing animal locally known as  a pizote’ (super cute!) for the first time and I’m extremely excited to continue to explore the rich ecology of this area.   Much more more to come soon.

 Living la pura vida,

~evan

Pizote 

Pizote

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the porch

Liberty spikes?

Liberty spikes?

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Gaia Punx in Costa Rica

  1. hey man, we met up in Uvita, Costa Rica; made a mean dinner. Was wondering what you were up to now. Also, you mentioned a recipe for some compost enhancing fungi, and I’ve been thinking about it since….
    -Justin

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    • So the recipe that I know how to make is sort of complicated to type up here but I will try to do a whole post on it soon…. I think perhaps just going to fungi perfecti’s site and buying some mushroom compost supplement could be the most beneficial because you get a greater variety of mushrooms hand picked by Paul Stamets for effectiveness.

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