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Karpalau Family Farm
Karpalau Family Farm
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beryozavaya 2, soligorsk, minsk, BY
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Elizabeth Goodman
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Karpalau Family Farm

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Urban, Rural, Intentional Communities, Community, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

At the moment I am the proud owner of a home with acreage 0.4 hectares. When the house was built our land was totally bare. This year I started laying fruit and vegetable garden and try to follow the principles of permaculture. I am concerned about the approach to agriculture in my country and the region where I live is one of the world's largest potash fertilizers field. The ecological situation is deteriorating every day. Belarus is an agrarian country. Almost every family has a plot of land where they grow fruits and vegetables for themselves. I would like to use my own example to influence the situation in the region. I have the opportunity to provide a venue for various kinds of seminars and practical training sessions. This will allow more people to verify that the system of ecological agriculture works; then we can develop this direction in Belarus. In Belarus there are people who are trying to create ecovillages, but I think this approach is hopeless in the context of our traditional way of life. My philosophy: you do not need to radically change your life, you have to learn to live in harmony with nature here and now. So if everyone started to create a medium around themselves like this, then, by example, we can change people's minds.

Project Description

I was born and live now in Soligorsk, Belarus. I`m 34 years old. I live in my own wooden house and have 40 ares parcel. I`m highly interesting in permaculture and want to broadcast this idea to the Belarussian people.


Composting basket

Take a willow, wooden stakes and a good mood. Insert pegs into the ground in the form of figures we like. Tied stakes of willow branches. That`s all.

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Potatoes under straw

Hello. We start the experiment with potatoes under straw. It's simple. We need potatoes, straw and wooden pegs. 1.Insert pegs into the ground on the perimeter of the beds, spread potatoes. 2. Cover with a layer of straw about 30 cm. 3. Wait.

Posted almost 8 years ago (0 comments)

Holzer raised beds

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Grape valley

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Let`s go!

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