Paititi's Blog

Our Roots are Spread

posted by Ariella Jew on June 20th, 2010

My heart is rejoicing to arrive back to our 40 acre Amazonian plot of land. So much progress has been made. Since our main base for the Natural Medicine Hospital and Permaculture Education Center has been build, the future potential of unlimited benefit for both the local and international community is more brilliant than ever. […]


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 […]


Permaculture as Systems Thinking

posted by Ariella Jew on April 13th, 2010

I just spent the weekend co-teaching at a Permaculture Design Certificate Course with Andrew Leslie Philips and Marie Grimaldi of the Hancock Permaculture Center. I always leave these weekends fueled and inspired – every time more convinced that Permaculture should be a required subject for a high school diploma! More on this in the future, […]