Provide Vegetable Gardens for Families in Brazil

by SALVEASERRA. Grupo Prot. Amb. Serra da Concordia
Vetted
Aug 8, 2013

Project Update August 2013

Filling evapotranspiration basin with fine grit
Filling evapotranspiration basin with fine grit

Dear donors.

As I said in the last report our project Provide Vegetable Gardens for Families in Brazil is still in a transition phase to the new theme were we will work primarily with Permaculture.
For now we are practicing different permaculture methods and trying out various technologies. We used some of them at the construction of the new Visitor Center at the Concordia Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary.

Please see here: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/provide-vegetable-gardens-for-families-in-brazil/updates/

The evapotranspiration basin building we showed in the last report was completed and is now in operation as you will see in the attached pictures that follow. (Please see the previous updates to follow the steps of this construction).

These basins are filled with several layers of different materials: large rubble, fine grit, earth and good soil.

We also made some benches with the superadobe technique that you will see in the photos we are sending.

I hope that we can decide with GlobalGiving if we can continue this project with these new items or we if we will have to discontinue it and come to an end to initiate a new one.

Please accept my sincere thanks for your help and support.

Roberto

PS 1: Please see here what we do in our other GlobalGiving Project: Trees and Education Protect Rainforest in Brazil - 

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/protect-brazil-rainforest/


 

Basin filled with earth and filtering net.
Basin filled with earth and filtering net.
More earth.
More earth.
Filling evapotranspiration basin with fine grit
Filling evapotranspiration basin with fine grit
Superadobe bag.
Superadobe bag.
Filling the bag.
Filling the bag.
Compacting the earth in the bag.
Compacting the earth in the bag.
Several layers of bags filled with earth.
Several layers of bags filled with earth.
Ready.
Ready.
Superadobe benches in another place.
Superadobe benches in another place.
New leisure place.
New leisure place.
Two superadobe benches.
Two superadobe benches.
Several layers used in superadobe constructions.
Several layers used in superadobe constructions.
Superadobe bench and me.
Superadobe bench and me.
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Organization Information

SALVEASERRA. Grupo Prot. Amb. Serra da Concordia

Location: Valenca, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Project Leader:
Roberto Lamego
Technical director
Valença, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

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