eco-education

eco-education

One of the pillars of permaculture is community and social engagement and thus the basis for a new project that we started here at MAARA. We deeply believe that supporting children from early childhood to develop a sensitive, compassionate and cooperative relationship...
bio-construction

bio-construction

A new task and challenge for us is the upcoming bioconstruction project.  First idea was to build something special and unusual in a style of a hobbit house, partly covered by soil and plants, and integrated into the hillside. But having these stunning views...
raised organic garden

raised organic garden

What would be an ecological project without its own organic garden? Permaculture aims to give more than one purpose to things, so this garden was supposed to become more than just a place to feed us with its delicious and healthy veggies. It should be something...
Ecological sewage system

Ecological sewage system

In rural areas in Brazil there are no public sewage systems and it is very common that sewage and waste water is either dumped into rivers or into one open septic tank (basically a hole in the ground) which leads to soil and water contamination.  We at MAARA...
Agroforest

Agroforest

Agroforestry is a system of land use in which harvestable trees or shrubs are grown among or around crops or on pastureland, imitating the structural principles of a forest. Like this, agroforest as a system improves the productivity of the land, strengthens...
Natural Swimming Pool

Natural Swimming Pool

what can be more beautiful than a natural swimming pool in the middle of the yard. When we came to this farm, there was already an old pool, covered with blue tiles and made the conventional way hence needed heavy chemicals to keep the water clean. Obviously, having a...