Paititi's Blog

Initiating Permaculture Gardens at the Local Village School!

posted by Cynthia Robinson on November 20th, 2013

In the past few months, we have worked with the children from the pueblo neighboring our land, Cahuide. From teaching them about the relationship between their parents and themselves and the similarities to the Earth and themselves to planting seeds and showing them our facilities, we have definitely formed lasting relations with the kids and […]


USHERING IN A NEW ERA OF PERMACULTURE AT PAITITI

posted by Faanito on November 20th, 2012

My journey at Paititi Institute started six months ago, right after I spent a life-changing 3-month stint at the home of PRI,  Zaytuna Farm, completing both a PDC and 10-week internship under the tutelage of the masterful and inspiration-oozing Geoff Lawton and his amazing team. Immediately prior to this I graduated with a bachelor’s degree […]


Compost Demo at Paititi

posted by Faanito on October 28th, 2012

Contrary to what may would assume, the soil quality in the tropics is very low and at the Paititi Institute our ground is pure clay. Soil building has been a major focus since we established the center and in the last 6 months we have really been dialing in our process. The technique we are […]


Biobone Production: Soil Alchemy in Action at Paititi

posted by Faanito on September 28th, 2012

Biobone (also known as Phospheto) is a homemade soil amendment akin to double-burned bone available in some nurseries. The technique was pioneered by Eugenio Gras  and provides plants with three key minerals they require for healthy immune functioning and pest resistance – phosphorus, calcium and silica. Furthermore, because it includes an internal combustion process which […]


Tropical Soils: less is more in fast carbon pathways, but only with standing forest

posted by Ariella Jew on May 7th, 2010

The Amazon rainforest is one of the most amazing displays of symbiotic relationships one can experience in the world. This complex and layered eco-system thrives through the many systems and cycles that interweave through the layers of canopy, creating one of the most bio-diverse displays of life on the planet. Nature designs the most magnificent […]


“Soil is Everything”

posted by Ariella Jew on March 29th, 2010

We will gain much joy, healing and abundance by collaborating with nature, and as humans, we have gifts to give her as well. Just as worms, microorganism and fungi cycle organic matter and transform it into a super fertile soil by simply living their truth, we two have the power to co-create and bless all that we touch. We are not separate from this natural system we call earth after all. As with all of natures magical processes and infrastructures, we are another organism (made up of organisms) that plays a crucial role in the balance and progress of the whole when we act from love. The choice is ours!…