achaMama, encourages inner spiritual exploration while striving towards living in harmony with the earth in ecological balance.
In the early years, the pioneers of the community initiated re-forestation projects and established garden areas, which are continuously being expanded and improved today.
PachaMama aims towards becoming as self-sustainable as possible, through focus on the vegetable gardens, fruit trees and medicinal plants. Priority is given to local organic produce. The community encourages the principles of permaculture and seeks to develop itself in harmony with sustainability and the natural cycles. Manifestation of this ecological vision is now being directly supported through the involvement of the work exchange program.
The community actively encourages transforming our impact through the use of recycling, composting, ecological building, re-cycled fuel and greywater systems. PachaMama uses only biodegradable soaps and products and insist that every new visitor respects this.
Through respect for the land, the forest and the rivers we bring awareness to how we impact and nourish the earth.
The reforestation projects continue every season, last year alone almost one and half thousand trees were planted. Reintroducing indigenous trees, fruit trees and medicinal varieties from the seeds produced in our own nurseries. Ecologically based educational projects are being expanded in our school programmes and through our permaculture training courses.
March 25 - April 7, 2013
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