30 Year Old Permaculture Zero Waste Homestead Farm on 1 Acre
Pico Blanco Farm, a 1 Acre Beyond Sustainable Farm on a the hill above Escazú, Costa Rica that was started 30 years ago. In this episode, John takes you on a tour of this well-planned permaculture farm that captures its own water, generates its own power, makes its own gas, produces its own fertilizer and grows fruits and vegetables in harmony with nature. You will discover some of the common and more uncommon fruits and vegetables are grown on this permaculture farm. You will learn some of the many systems that are in place to turn this farm into a zero-waste paradise where all black water (sewage) and grey water is bio filtered and used to grow food. You will learn how gravity is used to water this terraced farm on a hill by using pipe reduction to increase water pressure. You will discover some techniques for stopping erosion by increasing soil organic matter and getting roots in the ground. You will learn some of the planning and techniques that one man used to turn an undesirable property on a hill to one of the most impressive permaculture farms I have ever visited.
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