A couple of weeks ago I had the luck of getting introduced to a new permaculture site http://www.takuararenda.org/index.php in CERRO ROKE, Paraguay.  It is an easy hour drive outside of Asuncion, and local buses pass that way twice a day.  I was meeting with a local reforestation organization called A todo Pulmon http://www.wwf.org.py/?161901/Campaa-A-todo-Pulmn—Paraguay-respira who are arranging an international conference for reforesters and tree nursery professionals. Their forester had just gone and visited the site and just couldn’t stop raving about it.  I tried to make arrangements to visit myself, but due to short notice they were traveling and  due to my tight work schedule I was unable to make it myself, but I did drove by and definitely plan to make it out there the next time I am in Paraguay.

Guillermo Gayo, an inventor and architect teaches students and designs ecological structures, machines and buildings out of locally grown bamboo.