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Transcript of PM Eco
Permaculture Project 2013
Wild life :
Since 1950s, approximately 60% of Costa Rica has been cleared to make room for cattle ranching.
Profound effect on the global climate.
November to April:
Little rain and consistent heat
May to November:
Tropical dry forest
Past and Present:
12,000 species of plants
1,239 species of butterflies
838 species of birds
440 species of reptiles and amphibians
232 species of mammals
Through Healing &
Developing Dialog with The Land
Making a step towards
Sustainable & Ecological Way of Life
As a community.
4 Pillars of Eco villages
R R R
Pacha Mama Total Area:
Olympic swimming pools!
DownTown Area :
Maximum Rain Event:
~ 50,000 m3
Daily PachaMama water use:
Around the world
-Natural materials Retention basins
-Keeping the rain water on the land
-Sustainable organic farming systems
Water harvesting ditch dug on even contour / elevation.
Thus creating no erosion and encouraging the water to move passively, soaking directly into the soil to feed gardens, forests, or regenerate entire acreage and groundwater
- Water retention
Soil and Climate
- Aquaculture site
- Swimming pool
-Experts & Knowledge
-Lack of Awareness to the situation
-lack of cooperation
-From Hierarchy to Guild
-World Experts -
The "David Wolf 's"
-Qualification in eco studies
-Additional Work exchange
Financing the project:
-Give your water for the water
10 acres of arid desert transformed into a lush, thriving, Food producing garden.
Harvest every drop of rainwater using large Swale
They were able to grow: date palms, pomegranates, figs, mulberries, citrus and more...
"All the world's problems can be solved in a garden“
GREENING THE DESERT- JORDAN
Choosing the right crops -
Positive EROEI Cash Crops
NFP- Nitrogen Fixing Plants
Crops that support each other
Sepp Holtzer farm
EM - Effective microorganism
The Charcoal magic
Water Retention on the slope
3 Phases System of Water Retention:
On both sides of the valley.
-Slow down runoff speed
Raise up Infiltrate rate thus irrigate the food forest
End erosion of downhill roads and land.
-Connecting phase 1 system to a series of
on the creek
-Hold the water from running away down to the river
-Observing phase 2 results
-Plan for expansion of the water project
uphill catchment systems
-Fill more of the ground water resources
-Reduce uphill pumping and storing.
Bio intensive gardening
Ponds - Earth Dams
Bio char- Wood scraps
Break The Loop
Rise up Ground Water Level
Rich biodiversity :
Under threat from Deforestation!
Deforestation- Disrupt the soil nutrient balance
Loss of Wildlife Diversity
Loss of Soil Fertility – Acidic Dry and Compacted
working together on swale
Books and Extra
Water Retention In Tropical
Seven seeds farm
ponds swales irrigation
Runoff --> Erosion
It takes Centuries if Possible at all For Nature to Recover Itself.
G.E.N - Global Ecovillage Network
"GEN offers inspiring examples of how people and communities can live healthy, cooperative, genuinely happy and meaningful lifestyles"
Exchange of Knowledge
*Top To Bottom
Although not presented in this way,
to go top to bottom:
1.reduce pumps use
2.less sediment is accumulating
in lower ponds = less maintenance
Doing enough in one time to make a difference.
punta mona, costa rica
Yearly Average Rainfall - Nicoya
Ponds are multi- functional :
Tamera - Portugal
Tamera - Portugal
(Don't panic it's organic)
One species Super Market
Leaves - Spinach
Pods - Asparagus
Roots - Potatoes
-Make Poor Soil - Alive & Fertile
-Compacted ---> Aerated
-Reduce Evaporation & Drought
Immune & Thriving Plants
Aerated Compost Tea
"Water is the most important Capital"
End Of Money
The Security Nexus:
-Human Capital -Efficient
Knowledge Sharing & Applying Mechanism
SuperFoods, Medicinal Plants&Mushrooms
Grander Revitalized Water
Oil & Money
-Experts Reviews In Field
-Mapping & Surveying
Recycle , Nourish , Source ---> Source
Depletion , Pollute , Source ---> Sink
Un Composted Human Waste
The Soil & Drinking Water
Compost Toilet Deluxe
That's a Swale
Free & Clean
Compost Toilet Bible
SunVention Solar Energy http://www.sunvention.com/
-Hydro Electric Power
-No more dry Season
-Springs and Waterfalls
-Less pump use
Jürgen Kleinwächter - Solar Village, Tamera
Bernd "Water" Müller
"The Water Wizard"
“The healing of the land
and the purification
of the human spirit
is the same process.”
Loess Plateau, China
After 1000's of years of over grazing - Area in the size of Belgium,
from desert to paradise
The new lake
Runoff = water that not
entering the soil
soil like a sponge
like in a toilet paper
water travel up to where it's dry
likewise water in the soil
Earth Worms Compost
Soil & Garden supply
sustainability - when the 4 circles are overlapping