Paititi's Blog

The silver lining – introducing Lucy, the Cookiebear of Paititi.

posted by Faanito on November 20th, 2012

As many of you might know, our dear beloved kinkajou, Sophiebear, recently departed to join up with Pachamama in that great void of eternal blessed being. Her little body left quite a big gap, and though Stella and I quickly realized the perfection in all that happens and manifests we were still longing for those […]

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 […]

‘Casa del Plantas’ at Paititi Institute

posted by Faanito on November 19th, 2012

Having recently gone to Ollantaytambo to attend the Kokopelli/Pachamamma festival, Stella and I were both very inspired and filled to the brim with zeal to take our propagation and growing missions here at Paititi Institute to the next level. Hence upon our return we immediately set about constructing a new nursery area dedicated solely for […]

The Return of the Big-Leaved Mahogany

posted by Faanito on November 14th, 2012

Swietenia macrophylla King (family Meliaceae), also known as the big-leaf mahogany or caoba in Spanish, is a species of tropical tree endemic to Central and particularly South America. It’s another tree on a list of once ubiquitous tree species that are seriously threatened due to anthropogenic over-exploitation, and at the 2002 CITES convergence it was […]

RIP our Dear Sophie

posted by The Paititi Team on November 5th, 2012

Just thought we should share that a couple weeks ago our little precious Sophers passed away in the night. We are very saddened by this,  but even in her absence her legacy is with us. We buried her next to the Maloka with a Toé, planted over her, and still feel her loving presence strong. […]