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Chaikuni Institute development - New Video and always looking for Interns  RSS feed

 
Nick Boyce
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Hi all - We just released a brand new video of our permaculture development in the Peruvian Amazon - Chaikuni Video

Please view, give feedback and share with your wider networks.

We have an ongoing Internship Program - and so please get in touch for further information.

In Service,
Nick Boyce
Operations Director
Chaikuni Institute
 
Evan Sweeney
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Nick,

I've hesitated over multiple month to write mostly because I'm not sure when I'll be down there, but more and more I see the dream pointing to reality. I've checked out all the books at the library on the Amazon and developing a number of contacts throughout Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
I have a strong connection to this place. To standing and breathing in the Heart of the world and to helping her sustain her land, her people, her knowledge.

I'm currently on a larger educational farm in Petaluma ca working with a group of interns and experimenting with natural process farming, soil mineral health, soon to be learning more about biochar/terra preta.
I have a PDC from Sandy Bar Ranch on the Klamath River in the Trinity mts, Humboldt County,Calif. southern reaches of the Pacific Northwest, redwoodland. I was raised and finally this year was able to understand my surroundings through the course.

As of now I am committing to May and possibly into the summer where I am now, I'm still being challenged and I need to save up $$ for travels which is the is pretty much the only other thing holding me back from going to the Amazon.
I'm really looking to expand my reality of interests, want to share what I'm learning in growing food and explore and learn other models. Permaculture fits my living, extremely interested on exploring plant medicine/shamanism, agroforestry and management, land stewardship among other things, and understanding the grapple on our resources and protecting our sacred lands.

I am fluent is Spanish, I traveled throughout South America after studying in Santiago de Chile in 2010. I never made it to the amazon fearing I might rush my visit.

So with that, I am letting life take me in that direction, seeing myself in la selva at some ponint this year. I'm curious, beyond the 6 month commitment is there a strict starting schedule?
I've yet to determine my final destination and have other contacts I'm starting to look into but I am enjoying my current structure and mentorship, it seems more of that could support further traveling a and wandering.

Ive perused the site but I'm curious what your personal goals are with the project. From what I understand of the internship it seems very diversified and flexible, is there an area that will need specific support in the coming months? I suppose a living system includes it all and so I look forward to a connections.

Yours, un abrazo

Evan
sweeney.evan@gmail.com
 
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