STUDY PERMACULTURE and natural building IN LAKE ATITLAN
Atitlan Organics is located in the small Mayan village of Tzununa, which is located on the north shore of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Founded in 2010, we have focused on building and maintaining a fully-functioning, profitable, organic, permaculture farm. Today, our farm is host to an enormous amount of diversity, including dairy goats, pigs, chickens, vegetables, coffee, bees, and well over 200 useful plant species. Over the past few years, the farm has also begun to host various human activities. We now offer Intro to Permaculture Courses almost every month, as well as Natural Building Courses and Permaculture Design Certification.
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There are lots of different designs and schools of thought about how to house chickens, such as free-range or rotational yards. We've tried a few methods over the years, and found that deep-bedding composting chicken houses are the best system for us. Imagine: on only 2 x 2 meters you can keep 8 hens and produce over 2000 eggs and over 5 m³ of compost every year! Check out the video and blog post below for the inside scoop on chicken houses:
Today we're sharing the first of our new vlog series! We have so much cool stuff going on on the farm all the time, and we wanted to figure out a way to capture it and allow people to see and hopefully learn something and try some of these things on their own.
Greetings! Today we'll take a look at how to use this Ukrainian cream separator. If you're dealing with goats and decide you want to make cream or butter you'll find this common model of cream separator on Amazon. It's good quality and a great price, around $130. The only problem? All my directions came in Ukrainian! It comes with a whole lot of pieces to assemble and it took me awhile to figure out, so I'll share it here in hopes that it may speed up the process for some of you.
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