Practicing Reciprocity

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Revolutionary Peace - The Purr Heard 'Round the World

On Sunday, January 18, the Cloud Forest Institute board of directors held our first quarterly meeting of 2015.  But this was not a typical meeting.  Director Govinda Dalton had come prepared to video record a live webcast of presentations via his website earthcyles.net. We were to be broadcast live around the world over the internet. The presentations were given by representatives of
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Forest Restoration and Stewardship Small Diameter Pole Utilization Class in Greenfield on June 14th and 15th!!!

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January 2013 Workshop Leader

Kristine Wagner graduated with honors from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore with a bachelor's degree in Public Health and Spanish language. She first experienced Ecuador in the summer of 2011 with the AMP/CFI team, where she learned about the oil industry and its influence on the health of the population as a part of the Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship. After visiting with
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Permaculture Podcast Interview

Thanks to Ryan Unmack for inviting me to do this really fun interview on his bombastic Permaculture Podcast! http://permaculturepodcast.org/freeda-burnstad-cloud-forest-institute-permaculture-podcast-episode-55
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CFI/AMP Summer Course Info Film

Amazon Mycorenewal Project from John Michelotti on Vimeo.

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Current Land Purchase in Cambugan

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AMP Spring Retreat and Workshop at MendoDragon

The date is set for March 24th and 25th. The weekend will include a community presentation and fundraising event, a public workshop on mushroom cultivation using brewery waste, and a planning retreat for AMP members. Contact us if you are interested in presenting and/or volunteering.
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Volunteers, city gov., native shrooms here we go!

Hola Amigos,Activities are marching right along in Mindo. We currently have 2 volunteers, 2 more arrive on Monday, another on Friday and more later in the month. We are reorganizing the mushroom cultivation to try and reduce the infestation from insects and other slimy, fuzzy pests. My personal opinion is that we should not do bags and just do logs. We'll see what our group of minds can come up with
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2011 AMP/CFI Review, 2012 Plans

The 2011 AMP/CFI Service Learning course was our best attended program yet. The 8 day trip marked the fourth program to Ecuador since AMP's first experiment in 2007. 8 students and 5 interns were coordinated by Joanna Zlotnik and Freeda Burnstad. Teaching was led by Mia Maltz, guest presenters from the U.S. Bob Rawson and Monica Neff greatly added to the program as did Ecuadorian team members and
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