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Stages of The Coconut - From Young to Mature to Sprouted gardening & permaculture May 29, 2017

 

Coconut water, jelly or meat? Learn how a coconut ages and how to identify the stages of growth - from young to mature to sprouted. Stephan Subero, our tropical permaculturist at Beyond Vitality Nature Camp, takes you through the stages of the coconut.

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Living Off the Grid in The Caribbean (video) community gardening & permaculture sustainable living travel May 25, 2017

We’re a health and nature passionate family that immigrated to the Caribbean, from Trinidad and Canada. We live a simple and holistic life. In this video we share our reflection of our first year living off the grid in The Caribbean on our permaculture homestead in the rainforest of...

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Gardening Can Improve Your Health and Fitness gardening & permaculture movement sustainable living Dec 15, 2016

Starting a garden comes with many perks among them being harvesting fresh vegetables to supplement your daily meals. If you are contemplating starting a garden, you stand to gain from a myriad of health and fitness benefits that will improve your overall well-being. In this article, we discuss...

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Clidemia Hirta – A Tasty Wild Tropical Berry cultural & ethnic gardening & permaculture indigenous nature connection raw superfoods sustainable living travel wild foods Nov 09, 2016

Right on the day I arrived in Dominica, I came across an intriguing berry on the way to the Emerald Pool. The plant, called Clidemia hirta (commonly - Soapbush or Koster's Curse), grows all around the island as well as in other tropical moist climates. Whenever I found Clidemia, I would pick...

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Reclaimed DIY: Five simple pallet furniture projects gardening & permaculture sustainable living Oct 06, 2016

There’s been a real boom in the use of reclaimed materials for DIY pallet furniture projects over the last couple of years, with pallet wood builds leading the charge. This is great news on all fronts – not only are these simple, often beautiful pieces great fun for anyone with a few...

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How to Make Aloe Vera Gel gardening & permaculture holistic health & nutrition home & body care home remedies raw recipes sustainable living traditional Aug 02, 2016

Making aloe vera gel at home is very simple and easy! And it’s a wonderful topical remedy for the entire family. Known as Cleopatra’s beauty secret, the aloe vera plant is mystically healing and famously known for its capability to soothe sunburns, but it also boosts immunity, is an...

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Shipping Containers As Farms gardening & permaculture sustainable living Oct 07, 2015

Although the very idea of green and sustainable architecture is hardly a new one, we continue to see fresh and interesting examples in real life, seemingly on a daily basis. Main stars of this green breakthrough are certainly shipping containers. We already saw them as the perfect foundation for...

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Vertical Farming gardening & permaculture sustainable living Jun 14, 2015

For thousands of years, farming has relied on the perfect blend of weather, water, and pests in order to grow healthy crops for the community. Recently, however, vertical farming has appeared as a viable alternative. Vertical farming utilizes abandoned buildings and other vertical spaces to grow...

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The Road that Led to Dominica 
 community gardening & permaculture nature connection travel Mar 21, 2015
Over the last few years, Beyond Vitality has relocated from Canada, to Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago, and now, the beautiful nature isle of Dominica. Our community has grown and we’ve had the pleasure of working with individuals from around the globe.

Our approach has always been clearly...

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