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!!!!!!  http://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

Aphros Winery, Braga, Portugal, the far North.

Vasco Croft’s Winery in the far North not so far from from the ancient forest of Geres.  A working winery now that seeks to have some Permaculture inserted.  Soil biology work, food forests, natural building, and the like.  It’s a long-term project.

Castello di Cucanga and Stremitz, Italy

This Gallery comes from a castle and village restoration project from a students family in the north of Italy near the Slovenian border.  After 30 years of work, half the village has been restored as well as other cultural artifacts.  Plus the castle is getting its finishing touches in the next year.  The project will be turning more and more into Permaculture and Livia will be creating a traditional skills school to help keep traditions like building with stone or making tapestries alive.

 

Dominican Republic Course for end of 2012

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Terra Mae, picture update

here are some fall pics after the rain has started of terra mae, Almocageme, Sintra, Portugal.  Great food forest that the plums are thriving on, the nectarines pumped out fruits on and the tamarillo’s were oh so delicious!!!!!! great earthworks and soil biology restoration work.

New Host site Picture Blog: Taino Farm, Caberete, Dominican Republic in association with Extreme Hotel

Taino Farms in conjunction with Extreme Hotel will be hosting us in the coming months on several occasions, here is some pics and the course posting will soon follow.  Exciting opportunity to help bring the farm-to-table mission closer to fruition and have the pleasure of tropical permaculture.

A New Format

At TreeYo permaculture, we are alwasy trying to revamp our website to reflect the patterns in nature and increase reader usability.  We hope this new format proves to be more useful by allowing us to use the blog format while also having a static homepage.  Let us know what you think.  Cheers

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