Being a volunteer at Organizmo in Colombia

Today was a good day. We woke up this morning to the sound of exotic birds and a cuddle-hungry cat scratching at the door.

It is one thing to be a volunteer coordinator at our own farm, and another entirely to be a volunteer at someone else’s. It feels good to be on both ends of the equation. Fair, karmically correct if you will. It feels great to be practicing Permaculture wherever we go.

Here are some quick snaps of today’s action at Organizmo in Colombia.

 

Applying a first cob plaster to the new bathrooms at Organizmo. So nice to be working with natural materials and gettin' dirty!

Applying a first cob plaster to the new bathrooms at Organizmo. So nice to be working with natural materials and gettin’ dirty!

Doing the cob dance. This time it's a bit smelly because of the bull shit we used.

Doing the cob dance. This time it’s a bit smelly because of the bull shit we used.

Use what you got! Banana leaves as a first layer in this sheetmulch.

Use what you got! Banana leaves as a first layer in this sheetmulch.

Wheelbarrowing dat mulch! An unused resource on the property gets a purpose.

Wheelbarrowing dat mulch! An unused resource on the property gets a purpose.

Doing a moisture check - yupp that mulch is doing it's job.

Doing a moisture check – yupp that mulch is doing it’s job.

Cover up the cardboard with grass in this sheetmulch

Cover up the cardboard with grass in this sheetmulch

A first layer of mulch, cardboard

A first layer of mulch, cardboard

David likes the tipi

David likes the tipi

Post lunch nap anyone?

Post lunch nap anyone?

Super adobe houses at Organizmo, Colombia

Super adobe houses at Organizmo, Colombia

Brushing bottles with steel

Brushing bottles with steel

Scraping the lime off the bottles in the cob wall

Scraping the lime off the bottles in the cob wall

Brushed the lime off them bottles in that there cob wall. Done!

Brushed the lime off. Done!

No we are off to bed to watch a movie on the laptop and then fall asleep to the gentle serenading of frogs and other sounds of Colombian biodiversity.

Buenas noches!

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