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Rene Nijstad
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La Mesa, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Climate Zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical
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My Projects

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Ayton Ken David Rivera Ospina Davis Ben Diane Faye edwar alejandro gaitan sanchez Esto ern Ette offm Franek Lazarewicz gamal ali Grant Van der Merwe Hugh Sam Liam Dolan Liliana Ujueta Odder ton Richard Larson
Andres Ramirez Carlos Arturo Arevalo Daniel Tyrkiel Geoff Lawton Ricardo Leyva
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About Rene Nijstad

I've always liked challenges, from being a teenager through to my adult life. I've been active as a volunteer in youth organizations, setup and ran different businesses in different parts of the world and I'm currently working to setup a permaculture farm in rural Colombia.

Especially since the economic downturn that began in 2008, watching the ever growing discrepancies between the 'official' news outlets and my personal experiences and perceptions, I became aware that the problems we face in this world are mounting. When I stumbled on permaculture I recognized the option to actively help to turn mankind to a better way of living on this planet.

Our farm is still in the early stages. You can see some updates below and more on our page (see the link to our website). We have space for interns who would like to experience building a permaculture farm from scratch.



10 crates, twice a week, of 15 trees

Posted over 9 years ago (2 comments)

what we've been up to (part 3)

What's growing in our swale...

Posted almost 10 years ago (2 comments)

what we've been up to (part 2)

water and housing

Posted almost 10 years ago (2 comments)

what we've been up to (part 1)

A few posts today and the following days of what we've been up to so far. Today some examples of seedlings grown from seed by ourselves.

Posted almost 10 years ago (2 comments)

first swale

we've been digging around a bit, so here's a picture of one of the results

Posted almost 10 years ago (3 comments)

little critter

was hiding under a pile of wood

Posted almost 10 years ago (2 comments)

some pictures of the property

The farm we bought can almost be characterized as a jungle. The view is magnificent, the atmosphere relaxing... just have a look!

Posted almost 10 years ago (2 comments)

We have bought the farm and we have moved!

We're excited to start our own permaculture farm in rural Colombia, and we hope to become another part of the PRI master plan sites around the world!

Posted almost 10 years ago (2 comments)

Online PDC completed

PDC certificate received

Posted over 10 years ago (0 comments)
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Consultant Pdc teacher
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Online PDC
Type: Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: internet
Date: Jun 2013
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