eco-education with native bees

eco-education with native bees

With the beginning of the spring, today was the day to talk about the importance of bees 🐝 In Brazil, there are more than 300 different native bee species of which the vast majority don’t sting. Native Brazilian bees depend on a healthy habitat to reproduce...
Festa Junina

Festa Junina

I guess Festa Junina is the most beautiful and typical Brazilian festivity and here on the countryside it gets another, even deeper meaning. Brought to Brazil by the Portuguese, it has many features of the European Midsummer feast like large bonfire, circular dances,...
pruning agroforest

pruning agroforest

The waning moon and beginning of our cold and dry season is the right time to do a drastic pruning in the agroforest. Pruning is a method to carefully select and remove most of the branches and big leaves (in case of banana trees). Within an agroforest, this practice...
party time

party time

One day, a friend of mine asked me if I would mind hosting a birthday party of her son here at MAARA. What first came as a spontaneous idea, turned out a very special birthday party and a new possibility for others who would like to celebrate in a very different...
Easter eggs

Easter eggs

Easter is a wonderful moment to meet with family and friends and by bringing a beautiful Latvian Easter tradition to MAARA, this get-together has become an artful afternoon full of laughter and joy. Today we were “painting” Easter eggs with flowers, leaves and onion...