Re: [luf-team] Isolated science/research community in South America?
- Are you talking about Gaviottas, in Colombia??
From: codeSuidae <codesuidae@...>
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 8:01 AM
Subject: [luf-team] Isolated science/research community in South America?
Years ago I read an article about a research community that I think was based in South America somewhere. I'm trying to locate some information about it, but I don't recall enough about it to get anything useful in Google. I'm hoping that since it's a similar interest area as LUF, some of you might also have read about it and be able to point me in the right direction.
I don't recall what the objective of the community was, but I remember that they started with very little and worked toward boot-strapping a community. As part of the effort one of the researchers did some work with some kind of tree to get it to grow effectively in the area where the community was built. I believe he discovered a symbiotic root fungus or something similar.
I recall that the community was very isolated, some hours from the nearest roads, and their purpose had something to do with learning about establishing science-based communities, or something like that.
Wish I had more to go on. There may have been an association with terra preta or biochar too, but I don't recall that for sure.
Thanks for any pointers you might have!