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:
Hello all! I've got one more example of propagation via seed for you today. We'll see how the beautiful Cranberry Hibiscus, or rosa de jamaica as it's known here, is propagated.
Greetings guys! Settle in, because today's a biggie: we're are going to learn how to milk a goat. It's actually a really easy thing to do, but when people first start milking it can be a little tricky. What we are going to do is to walk you through the whole process from start to finish to see how we milk a goat and produce clean, healthy, raw milk at Atitlan Organics. We really recommend watching the video with this blog, as a lot of what we're describing is easier to capture visually. Enjoy!
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