Finca Wilco Way/ Finca Via Huilco

Finca Wilco Way/ Finca Via Huilco
A one acre farm, just south of Vilcabamba, in Southern Ecuador, Wilco Way is a budding model of Permaculture principles at work. There is a lot of information on Permaculture on this site, accumulated over 25 years in several different climate zones around the world.
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Wetland Project

Pond Late Summer

Pond Late Summer

We applied simple bioremediation techniques to allow the pond to purify itself. This is a “before” photo. Looking good, but not purifying itself. Then the Pond Work Team started to dig in — here are some of the pics and details.

Pond channel party

Pond channel party

After removing the plants, rocks and old liner, we re-shaped the stream channel to make it optimum for the fungi, bacteria plant species involved in bioremediation.


Pond channel is shaping up

Pond channel is shaping up

The new channel and its steps will help oxygenate the pond too.

Pond Channel With Thomas

Pond Channel With Thomas

Sculpting the new water channel.

Cleaning plants Jen Deanna

Cleaning plants Jen Deanna

This project is still in process. Reeds, rushes and sedges, the three main types of plants involved in bioremediation, will be planted into the five new pools that have been created for them in this stream channel.

Pond Work Team

Pond Work Team

The look of the new channel is emerging.

 

Pond channel south

Pond channel south

Spring will bring the full transformation.

 

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