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Linalita Farm
Linalita Farm
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San Ramón, Matagalpa, NI
Climate zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical

Jared Henderson
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Linalita Farm

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Linalita Farm is a small 8.5 acre permaculture project in San Ramón, Nicaragua that seeks to transform overgrazed land into a productive paradise.

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Linalita Farm is an 8.5 acre permaculture project in San Ramón, Nicaragua. Started in April 2014, we have spent our first year focused on basic infrastructure (house, water, solar electricity) and observing the land closely. The land is damaged from years of slash and burn overcropping, followed by more years of overgrazing cattle. The past year we have allowed the land to commence its natural healing process by permitting anything that wants to grow. Prior to the rainy season beginning, we will chop the tall grass and other plants that have grown and begin the process of digging swales to rehydrate the land.

Permaculture is a foreign concept to people here, who are solidly grounded in big agriculture propaganda and techniques. Thus, our strategy is to give those in our community time to observe us and what we are doing, to see the farm start to produce, and to share some of the bounty with them, before embarking on educational activities.


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