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Lasagna Bed in the Jungle

New ideas are flowing down the Mamoni! Lately, the Ecofarms team has been getting into soil bioengineering.  Otherwise known as a “lasagna bed”, which is a no-till type of sheet mulching. The concept of the lasagna bed is alternating layers of carbon-rich and nitrogen-rich biomass in a concentrated area to allow it to decompose over […]

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Who´s Trying to Eat Chicha… or the Tomatoes?

It was February 3rd when it happened, 2 A.M. That day we had a nice visit from our director´s parents. They gave us pointers on our garden and helped us around the farm. We all went to bed exhausted, Jörn dreaming about the fish he caught in the Mamoni River… all 3 of them. BUT […]

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First impressions

The four of us, Erin, Jörn, Martyna and Simon have been on the farm a little over a week. We stayed busy working on different projects around the farm and our progress is noticeable. When we arrived the garden was wild and unused during the wet season. We’ve tamed the garden and prepared the plots […]

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Two Bavarians in the jungle

It was a rainy afternoon; the Land Cruiser was sliding down the hilly roads leading to the Mamoni River valley. We, that means me and two Bavarian friends of mine: Killian and Benedikt arrived at the farm and first of all explored the area around. On the left hand side: mangos ready to harvest. Next […]

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Working in the organic garden

This week we spent a lot of time in our organic garden. We prepared several plant beds where we planted tomatoes, beans, cucumber, carrots, cantaloupe and other vegetables, that we plan to use in our experimental kitchen. The plant beds in the startup period. From seeds to plants… After this, we decided to build another […]

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