So here is a quick update on what has been going on out here that the Gritstead! I want to give a special thanks to Priscila and Eliott for hanging with me and putting their divine energy into the permaculture design project out here. I am fortunate to have met you all at the permaculture institute in 2015 and I look forward to our next rendezvous:)
Thank you Eliott, my French connection, for helping me finish the zone 1 phase of land prep/chop and drop( we were fruit smoothie fueled machines!:)
We were able to make enough space to have over 30 trees planted for the new zone 1 food forest. Will have update soon with more details on the food forest plantings and growth.
Also had much success and fun teaming up with the one-in-a-zillion lady-Brazilian!
Priscila showing off the turkey tail logs first fruits! She helped me inoculate many logs when we first started working with mushrooms last year. I hope you have fun and success continuing your mycology journey in Brazil:)
Here is a close-up of a beautiful young turkey tail forming a fruit…
The bio-char unit has successfully pumped out more batches to help fortify/build the land and beds. It is also a great addition to the compost- check it out….
Fill and prep the biochar unit and bring the Bazilian heat, check!
Watch the flame with amazement like I have never seen fire before, check…
show off perma-culture style black gold, check:)
Sometimes instead of chopping and dropping there is trimming and repurposing!… like moving a lot of native yucca for bed space and using it to make a new living border/wall….
There is also a baby dragon citrus fruit tree in there that was planted as part of the food forest build out:)
Sometimes trying to make the world a cleaner place for yourself and others involves….
make awesome soap with coconut oil, olive oil and essential oil blends (while I tap into my inner Tom Sawyer;)
Thanks again for everything guys!
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stay tuned for a post detailing the food forest plant out as the surrounding land is properly covered/layered and more…