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Permaculture Farm, Costa Rica, Loads of Potential!

Aza Aguila


Joined: Feb 28, 2012
Posts: 26
Location: Costa Rica
COSTA RICA!
4.5 hectares (12 acres)
Amazing Sustainable Permaculture Farm in the Southern Pacific Zone of Costa Rica
1500 meters elevation

Diverse organic food gardens - taro root, sweet potato, celery, tomatoes, squash, yuca, spinach, lemongrass, ginger, turmeric, arrowroot, pineapples, blackberries, many herbs, ground cherries, and much more

Native and grafted fruit trees - Avocado, mango, banana, plantain, water apple, fig, cacao, papaya, oranges, lemons, and much more.

Thousands of trees for timber, bamboo planted, wild orchids,

Cute 4 bedroom cabin-like wooden house, plus a cozy guest cabana made from sustainably harvested local materials

Multiple flat sites for new construction,

2 year-round springs with abundant pure fresh water, comfortable springtime weather all year, amazing climate for growing,
2 fenced pastures for animals, rustic chicken coop and yard, rustic animal shelter for horse or cow with concrete floor

Incredible mountain veiws,
virgin rainforest on 2 sides,

Electric, phone & internet reception,

Several small spring fed ornamental fish ponds, 2 large holes to be made into tilapia ponds,

Very private yet convenient, great home for family or community, ideal setting for retreat center,

Organic coffee plants for potential income.

Multiple building sites.

$165,000

Photos here:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2674937428797.2114874.1117024570&type=1
You do not need to be a resident to buy, sell, or own land in Costa Rica.

1AwakeningSoul@Gmail.com


Community, Internships, Permaculture, Self-Discovery, Natural Healing, Sustainability http://www.Awakening-Soul.org
Fred Morgan
steward

Joined: Sep 29, 2009
Posts: 961
Location: Northern Zone, Costa Rica - 200 to 300 meters Tropical Humid Rainforest
    
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Just a quick comment on this, you can't cut those "thousand of trees for timber" in Costa Rica if they are part of a natural forest already. It requires a plan de manejo, which is very costly to cut in an existing forest. If you planted as a plantation, or a few trees in a field (3 per 2.5 acres, roughly) of a type that is permitted, you can. You can generally cut up to 10 trees a year, but those have to be based on certain requirements.

Yes, I know this stuff, I own plantations in Costa Rica.

Cutting trees without a permit can result in fines, expulsion from the country, jail time, etc. The Costa Ricans take this very seriously and ignorance of the law is no excuse.


Sustainable Plantations and Agroforestry in Costa Rica
Aza Aguila


Joined: Feb 28, 2012
Posts: 26
Location: Costa Rica
Thank you Fred for your response.
We have worked with Minae (the Costa Rican forest service) and a government run reforestation project.
We have planted trees for a reforestation project and have permission to harvest a large amount of these trees.
We also have permission to thin out existing growth outside the rainforest... many of these trees are smaller and can be used for posts in natural building.
We do not have advocate harvesting protected growth ever.
We also have a few large fallen trees on site, one being a large oak, that is permissible to mill.
Fred Morgan
steward

Joined: Sep 29, 2009
Posts: 961
Location: Northern Zone, Costa Rica - 200 to 300 meters Tropical Humid Rainforest
    
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Sounds good then, all plantation trees can be removed (you planted, they are a crop by law) except those withing 15 or 50 meters of a waterway, depending on the terrain. You should always have a forestry engineer do your paperwork. This is required for all trees except at times for the 10 trees permitted for use within the property.

I am a bit confused, here it appears you are selling, and in forming community, http://www.permies.com/t/13114/intentional-community-city-repair-ecovillage/Forming-Community-Costa-RIca#118622 it appears you are trying to form a community.

Aza Aguila


Joined: Feb 28, 2012
Posts: 26
Location: Costa Rica
Hi Fred!

We are doing both...
forming community and selling.

Community is a future vision for our life and project. We are selling this farm for another one nearby because of our desire to raise more horses and cows...
the farm we are selling is ideal for 1-2 horses or cows, a small herd of goats, and many chickens..
It is also ideal for a forming community or even a retreat center.
It has many options as far as development goes.
we have lived here as a forming community, running an internship program...
The farm is gorgeous, and most all systems are based on permaculture methods.
Annah Rachel


Joined: Aug 28, 2011
Posts: 112
Looks amazing. Wish I could buy it!
bill riley


Joined: May 29, 2012
Posts: 1
Fred Morgan wrote:Sounds good then, all plantation trees can be removed (you planted, they are a crop by law) except those withing 15 or 50 meters of a waterway, depending on the terrain. You should always have a forestry engineer do your paperwork. This is required for all trees except at times for the 10 trees permitted for use within the property.

I am a bit confused, here it appears you are selling, and in forming community, http://www.permies.com/t/13114/intentional-community-city-repair-ecovillage/Forming-Community-Costa-RIca#118622 it appears you are trying to form a community.


Hi Fred,
I bought some teak trees frpm a large plantation in costa rica and need to know if they/I need an official permit from the Costa Rican Government to cut remove them?

Thanks,
Bill

Kc Grant


Joined: Jul 05, 2012
Posts: 5
Did you sell?
 
 
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