2018-03-28 19:32:38

By | 2018-03-29T02:07:38+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Instagram|

My #zentangle #adultcoloringbook comes out Friday. Order link in bio. Thank you for supporting #savethebees in #nicaragua 🇳🇮💕🙌🏼 This beautiful e-book, from Intuitive Shaman Tiffany Renée, contains over 60 plants with their functions in a layered food forest, several nature-inspired zentangle coloring pages, and how-tos on planting a bee-friendly garden to provide nectar for pollinators year round. BONUS: Our Grow Your Green Smoothie Recipe with easy to grow ingredients to inspire good health. High fives to you for being a bee hero! By planting flowering plants loaded with juicy nectar you’re helping pollinators struggling from: • Climate chaos heating up hives • Fearful neighbors who exterminate instead of relocating a swarm • Pesticides (need I say more?) Bees are especially attracted to large areas of specific species of blooms, so plant as much as you can! When bees find these “flower shops” in your garden, they return to the hive, doing their sweet little bee dance to direct their sisters to the luscious find. Our global plant list includes plants that are easy to find for your region. The ones marked medicinal provide medicine for people, but also for bees. They store this potent pollen in a medicine cabinet for when they get sick. Bees are an amazing super-organism! Our plant list also shows what layer of a food forest it lives and its role or functions, like fertilizing, protecting soil, or plant dyes. When you create a food forest that uses plants in a variety of ways, that’s called stacking functions. It’s a core permaculture principle. Stacking functions makes the garden grow itself, giving you more time to chill and enjoy your space and more yield. This guide will help you create plant guilds in a food forest too. A plant guild combines three or more plants to mirror the qualities of an ecosystem. You can produce food, build healthy soil, and provide forage for pollinators all at the same time!

2018-02-14 10:49:47

By | 2018-02-14T13:07:36+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Instagram|

Happy Valentines Day from Nicaragua. Valentines is celebrated for friendship as well as love here. It's such a big holiday, even the banks close. There will be festivities (like the dancing pictured here) at Parque Darío in Matagalpa today. Such a beautiful and loving culture! 💕❣️❤️❣️💕 #happyvalentinesday #bemyvalentine #valentines #friendship #matagalpa #nicaragua * * * #healthyfood #smoothie #rainbowfood #glutenfree #dairyfree #getwildfit #livingwildfit #alkagizer #greensmoothielife #greensmoothie #plantbased #thehumandiet #evolutionarydiet #gersontherapy #vegan #plantbased #sugarfree #pegan #ahealthynut #heresmyfood #eattherainbow #eatclean #eatrealfood #plantpowered

2018-01-11 15:47:44

By | 2018-01-12T01:07:42+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Instagram|

I made my own #diy #toothpaste after seeing it suggested by @daniellelaporte in her 17 things post. Super easy! Recipe: 1/2 cup organic coconut oil 2.5 tbsp @armandhammer baking soda 8 drops #peppermintoil Mix softened coconut oil with other ingredients with a fork. Store in a small glass container and dip toothbrush in to brush. #coconutoilbenefits #coconutoilpulling #diytoothpaste #coconutoiltoothpaste #armandhammer #permaculture #livingwildfit #getwildfit #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwatercatchment #eatplants #greensmoothielife #mygarden #alkagizer #secretgarden #growyourown #greensmoothies #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua

2018-01-10 07:38:50

By | 2018-01-10T13:07:45+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Instagram|

The perisoso (sloth) is back. There has been jungle floor vine clearing happening across the road, a maintenance of the jungle. So this little gal crossed over into our property. She is now deep into a tree above our garden, safe and sound. This reassures me that we are doing good work to make safe spaces for the critters and pollinators here at the edge of the reserve, above the bustle of the city. 🙌🏼💕#perisoso #sloth #permaculture #livingwildfit #getwildfit #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwatercatchment #eatplants #buildsoil #greensmoothielife #mygarden #alkagizer #secretgarden #growyourown #greensmoothies #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #wildlifesanctuary #matagalpa #nicaragua

2017-12-31 16:08:41

By | 2018-01-01T01:07:48+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Instagram|

Oh! My #2017bestnine is lovely! 29,936 likes this year, thank you for ALL the loves. 💕🙌🏼😊 #rainbowfood #plantbased #permaculture #savethebees #greensmoothielife #eattherainbow #nativebees #pinkflowers #livingwildfit #getwildfit #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwatercatchment #eatplants #buildsoil #greensmoothielife #mygarden #alkagizer #secretgarden #growyourown #greensmoothies #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua

2017-12-29 17:40:23

By | 2017-12-30T01:07:44+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Instagram|

Coffee season here in Nicaragua is wonderful. These berries fell to the ground because we've had more rain than usual, whatever "usual" looks like in climate chaos. ☕️ The berries then go through the outer skin removal and drying. Outside of Matagalpa where it's a bit drier climate there are fields of coffee drying happening now. The roads have trucks full of bags of coffee beans going to dry. 🐝 We were out at a coffee finca with a special rainforest certificate where the most incredible melipona apiary (native bees) is booming. 🍌 After going over a washed out road, through several creeks, we bounced our way up a muddy, rocky road. Under a tall rainforest canopy with a sub canopy of banana, and coffee bushes as far as you could see in every direction, we came upon the meliponary with several roofs covering shelves of hives. 🐝 More photos and videos from the hive to come. Watch this space... #savethebees #coffeelife #coffeebean #meliponicultura #mariola #permaculture #livingwildfit #getwildfit #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwatercatchment #eatplants #buildsoil #greensmoothielife #mygarden #alkagizer #secretgarden #growyourown #greensmoothies #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua

2017-12-23 08:25:02

By | 2017-12-23T13:07:44+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Instagram|

Outside Matagalpa to the south, I came across an ecological wasteland on my way to the municipal plant nursery. Honestly, I've never seen such a horror in my life. I wasn't sure I would put such awful, heartbreaking devastation on my feed. But I think people need to see this. 😭 This is the old dump, not in municipal use, but people are still dumping and collecting recyclables from the trash. What I find most frustrating about Nicaragua is the pervasive ecological impact of waste on the environment here, and how it will impact everyone and everything. People dump trash as a matter of course in the campo (countryside) because there is no service outside of the cities. Or they make piles and occasionally burn them, plastic and all. And I don't judge them for it. It's the responsibility of the Nicaraguan government to manage this problem more effectively. 🔥 The dumping impacts the watershed and groundwater quality. And the burning releases a whole host of chemicals like PCBs and dioxins that people will breathe. And those are just some of the human impacts. We haven't even touched on the impacts to the natural systems and the creatures that live within. 🐇🐒🦉 What gets me upset is that with all the interest in renewable energy and saving the forests from cattle grazing here, why hasn't plasma gasification (PG) been an international investment? 🌴🌲🐂🐃 If municipal PG facilities were installed in each region, the people of the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere could be paid fir their trash. People would seek out old debris piles to sell to the Muni PG. the trash would be incinerated cleanly, turned into needed energy and carbon byproduct used for the roads (ironically, the roads here are better than in my home Sonoma County). ♻️🆒 When I served on our County Waste committee, tasked with visioning the best ecological future for our landfill, I pushed for PG as the future for Sonoma County's waste stream. We could eventually mine and remove the old landfills for the PG unit. 🚯❌⚛️ I was told it was unrealistic and too expensive. This was 7 years ago. The push would be diversion, keep filling landfills, but divert as much as possible. (Cont)

2017-12-14 21:48:38

By | 2017-12-15T01:07:37+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Instagram|

What did you do for YOU today to ensure your tomorrow? When someone dies before their time this question comes up for me, like a mantra. I am grateful I chose wellness, wholeheartedly for me. It's provided me with a new form of resilience, one that matches my urgency for the wellness of the planet. I'm ensuring my tomorrow so I can be here for you. Because I need you. We need you. And our planet needs you. Now more than ever. 💕🙏🏼🔥 #evolutionarydiet #thehumandiet #rainbowfood #plantbased #permaculture #nativebees #pinkflowers #livingwildfit #getwildfit #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwatercatchment #eatplants #buildsoil #greensmoothielife #mygarden #alkagizer #secretgarden #growyourown #greensmoothies #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua

2017-12-13 06:12:10

By | 2017-12-13T14:53:59+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Instagram|

Oh! My #2017bestnine is lovely! 27598 likes this year, thank you for ALL the loves. 💕🙌🏼😊 #rainbowfood #plantbased #permaculture #nativebees #pinkflowers #livingwildfit #getwildfit #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwatercatchment #eatplants #buildsoil #greensmoothielife #mygarden #alkagizer #secretgarden #growyourown #greensmoothies #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua

2017-12-11 08:30:17

By | 2017-12-13T14:53:59+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Instagram|

One of the chickens laid her first egg. And they ARE blue! 🙌🏼🥚🐔 #fresheggsdaily #freshegg #blueeggs #blueegglayer #chickenlife #chickenlove #permaculture #livingwildfit #getwildfit #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwatercatchment #eatplants #buildsoil #greensmoothielife #mygarden #alkagizer #secretgarden #growyourown #greensmoothies #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua