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Re: [luf-team] Isolated science/research community in South America?

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  • Greg
    Are you talking about Gaviottas, in Colombia?? ________________________________ From: codeSuidae To: luf-team@yahoogroups.com Sent:
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      Are you talking about Gaviottas, in Colombia??


      From: codeSuidae <codesuidae@...>
      To: luf-team@yahoogroups.com
      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!



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