Taino Farm Photoblog: Los Brazos, Dominican Republic

These Pics are from our farm visit on the last day of November 2012.  Was a mix of sun and shade coming off a night of heavy rain.  Exploring the farm and its biodiversity and with the farm manager Viktor was quite the pleasure.  He is a bundle of knowledge and the farm has distinct “barrios” that gives it a unique feel.  It has a surprisingly good start to becoming a food forest.  Next is more nitrogen fixers, guilds, and the lower layers as well as increasing the intensive garden production.  Looking forward to our course in 13 days!!!!!!  https://treeyopermaculture.com/future-courses/taino-farm-intro/

The dendritic pattern of new growth on Mango leaves

The dendritic pattern of new growth on Mango leaves

Spoke and wheel pattern of the papaya, sun and shade mix of the emerging food forest on its leaf

Spoke and wheel pattern of the papaya, sun and shade mix of the emerging food forest on its leaf

Runoff enters farm from channels and settles into this pond and is filtered with water hyacinth

Runoff enters farm from channels and settles into this pond and is filtered with water hyacinth

With the rains the trees are growing fast right now and provide a great color contrast from the new growth

With the rains the trees are growing fast right now and provide a great color contrast from the new growth

Breadnut tree, the cousin of breadfruit, which when boiled with salt water is like a tropical chestnut

Breadnut tree, the cousin of breadfruit, which when boiled with salt water is like a tropical chestnut

Avocado: Small Fruit set on this young tree but big fruit

Avocado: Small Fruit set on this young tree but big fruit

Tropical colors of a guava tree.  beautiful textures and colors.

Tropical colors of a guava tree. beautiful textures and colors.

Moringa:food from the gods which will be a greens staple in our diet and in the farm to table plan

Moringa:food from the gods which will be a greens staple in our diet and in the farm to table plan

Pasture renovation to food forest with water channels.  Soon to be chinapma project!!!

Pasture renovation to food forest with water channels. Soon to be chinapma project!!!

Pigeon Pea are flowering at this time and beginning to set fruit, permaculture all star plant

Pigeon Pea are flowering at this time and beginning to set fruit, permaculture all star plant

Castor plant and the thatched roof of the woodshed on the edge of the pasture

Castor plant and the thatched roof of the woodshed on the edge of the pasture

Mangosteen fruiting, a smaller yellow variety that are equally delicious

Mangosteen fruiting, a smaller yellow variety that are equally delicious

Taino Farm Pasture and Native forest hillside in the background

Taino Farm Pasture and Native forest hillside in the background

One of the seven bee boxes on the forest edge, its "winter" and raining so we leave the honey for them

One of the seven bee boxes on the forest edge, its “winter” and raining so we leave the honey for them

Native tree leaf pattern- Taino Farm

Native tree leaf pattern- Taino Farm

Great view of the tropical landscape of Taino Farm, chicken coop under the shade of the large jungle trees and palm trees

Great view of the tropical landscape of Taino Farm, chicken coop under the shade of the large jungle trees and palm trees

Hut on stilts for "camping out".  Great little space

Hut on stilts for “camping out”. Great little space

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