A couple of shots of a very simple solar dryer and seedling nursery – all were handmade with materials lying around, but at the same time, were very useful and low impact

simple solar dehydrator

The solar dehydrator was located at Finca de los Perezosos, a permaculture research farm about an hour and half south of Panama City in Penonome. http://www.organicpanamapermaculture.com/ John the owner can be reached at johnarthurdouglas@yahoo.com to arrange a tour and for very useful documents he has written for enhancing soil organic matter and increasing productivity using permaculture techniques in this region.

The seedling nursery was located on a small farm that is learning about biodynamic agriculture methods through Sustainable Harvest International’s Panama program.

Panama solar dehydrator close up