Brian Teinert

Plant at a certain phase of the moon, the chance of insects bothering the trees goes down.

By Brian Teinert | February 27, 2003

February 27, 2003 The RAFE (Network for Agro-Forestry in Ecuador) meeting in Guayaquil went well. I met Eric in person and I made some other connections. I also received some good information on planting techniques based on the lunar calendar. I am going to do what I can to help RAFE. They want to form a regional branch composing of three provinces including: Manabi, Los […]

Acquiring native plants of the dry tropical forest has proved to be a challenge.

By Brian Teinert | February 20, 2003

February 20, 2003 Yesterday, we selected places to plant at M.A. Park and cleared them with machetes. We have algarrobo to plant, but they need a little more maturity. Stakes can go in now, but we don’t have much flat space that needs planting. I am planning to go to a vivero (greenhouse) in Portoviejo on Saturday with Ivan Iguirre in one of the Municipio […]

Pelo Caballo, Algarrobo and Moyuyo were planted.

By Brian Teinert | February 17, 2003

February 17, 2003 Bahia has had really inconsistent weather. Early this week we had good rain. However, on Friday the sun came out and it has been nothing but clear nights and radiator sun since then. House: Chela has moved on. Meagan and I are the only ones here now. There is a couple coming at the beginning of March. They are Canadian and have […]

We planted the Universidad site on Thursday and Friday.

By Brian Teinert | February 10, 2003

February 10, 2003 All is well. We have had rain for a few days in a row. House: Things here are good. The house is in a calm and clean state with Megan, Chela, and myself. We made light fixtures out of wire and colored paper. They look good. I have made an agreement with Juan, the carpenter who is building the bar in town. […]

The green house has more green every day.

By Brian Teinert | February 4, 2003

February 4, 2003 I went to Guayaquil over the weekend to meet Mike Morgan at Cerro Blanco. I got back at 2:30 this morning. He was very helpful. From him, I acquired many seeds. Pechiche, Cabo de Hacha, Caimito, Guasmo, Guayacan, FernanSanchez, and Colorado. I was also educated on the procedures for germinating them. He was pleased to have someone come in person, after the […]

Quick Update – The worms arrived this morning

By Brian Teinert | January 28, 2003

January 28, 2003 Quick update: The worms arrived this morning and are in the organic waste now. Work on the worm beds commences tomorrow. I got quite a bit of info. on how to manage them.