TreeYo Permaculture

The morning of January 1st, 2012 we woke up in the remote Northern reaches of Patagonia poised to host an 8 week

permaculture course/internship.  Ranquilco was a wild place, way off the beaten track, six hours by horse to the nearest pueblito.  It was a place of harsh dryness in our surroundings yet on the shelf above the Trocoman River stood an oasis; lush green with abundant water.  This seemed to be the prevailing theme of Ranquilco abundance and scarcity intertwined in a tornado of personal growth and transformation for TreeYo.  Drinking the bitter Yerba Mate in the morning from a gourd, eating freshly caught trout caught on the coffee can reel, and an asado con baile (BBQ and dance) with the gauchos.  The lessons learned from the horses and gauchos might have been the greatest lesson of all.  Learning from those who live in the hills close to…

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