Author Archives: Charlie Durrant

Teaching Permaculture at Taino Farm

Many changes at the farm. I received great advice by incredible and intuitive people and this promoted the evolution of my role at Taino farm.  From the feedback received from farm tours, workers and volunteers, as well as the people behind the scenes, they agreed they’d like to see me keep my … Continue reading

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Getting deep as the Sun is lowest on the horizon. (Still way overhead in the tropics actually.. but happy solstice)

Perhaps every living thing is connected through an invisible web and we are all simply different temporary expressions of ‘pachamama’ or mother universe,  much like a fruiting mushroom is to a mycelium web. We each have our opportunity to express … Continue reading

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Setting up a new permaculture community isn’t guaranteed to be all roses and rainbows.

The truth is, everybody ends up working on a permaculture farm for a variety of reasons. I wanted to learn about permaculture because I believe it’s a skill set that future generations will be happy people learnt and shared. As I’ve become more involved, I’ve realised … Continue reading

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A photo journey from The IPC (international Permaculture Convergence) in Cuba

Without getting in to politics, Cuba is living proof that money has no correlation with happiness. On the first day I was lucky to meet an incredibly friendly cycle tuk-tuk driver that took me all around Havana and to his … Continue reading

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Working as a team – Trabajo en equipo

Today we got a healthy reminder about the importance of community and teamwork. With things evolving so fast, its easy to end up scattered and working on different projects. Today at Taino Organic farms we all put our heads together … Continue reading

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‘The universe tends to provide us with what we need’

  In my free time I often find myself reading up on things that help in either physical or mental development, things that inspire me, open my mind. I’m often watching videos on youtube or checking out those pictures with … Continue reading

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From Grass to food forest, making a house a home. Part 1

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Some pics for The Extreme Hotel, the hotel that makes Taino Farm possible

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Permaculture projects everywhere!

Well everywhere I seem to spend my time anyway. I have a pretty nicely established food forest in my garden at home now along with 2 banana circles, I

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I’m a Certified Permaculture Designer

And the handwork pays off. I did it, I’m a Certified Permaculture Designer! I’m already straight on to an earthworks course, where I’m  learning in detail about building dams and Swales (ridges on contour, which cause water to soak in … Continue reading

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Planting, Mowing, Mudbaths, Flavour trips (miracle berries eaten with star fruit), BBQ Chicken and taking the El Choco road home, definitely a weekend to remember.

Well yep, thats the way it went this week. We got a fair bit of decent work done and still found some down time to relax and get in the river. In the evening we had some delicious food and … Continue reading

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The Animals and the Food forests at Taino Organic Farm and Extreme Hotel, Cabarete

It can be hard sometimes to turn my back on good wind and waves rolling into Cabarete It was especially hard this week after a fairly hectic and rainy Semana Santa, but the rain also means opportunity to plant at the … Continue reading

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Cabarete Beach Houses – The Nanny Estate Photo Shoot

Luxury accommodation right on the best stretch of Cabarete Bay for Wind. You can even get a small friends discount by booking through me, or mentioning promo code #CPCD1 when contacting Maria – info@cabaretebeachhouses.com 809 571 0744.

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Kelvin Living The Dream

Don’t worry, he did wake up just before landing.

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