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I am looking for comments, design ideas, suggestions on building the first Chinampas in Caribbean. I will send fotos of the area to be used to anyone interested. But basically the area is about 350'X150'. Also recently received a book in Spanish on Chinampas. We are translating into English and will be making it available on line in e book form when complete to permies and other interested world wide.

regards MrNatural
 
Kirk Hutchison
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Will it be problematic building them in saltwater instead of freshwater?
 
                    
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not building in water building on land that flood using excess water to help create project
 
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Ahhh I see.
 
                    
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kirk thats why i said will send fotos for anyone interested to get a better idea how it maybe approached
 
Neal McSpadden
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Chinampas were used by the Aztecs, so I doubt this will be the first in the Caribbean .

Basically, they're a pumpless aquaponic system.  Dig a big pit (or build a big tank), build up long hills as planting areas (like hugelkulture maybe), fill the empty space with water, put in aquatic species and plant on the mounds.
 
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