AgriCulture means "the culture of being on the earth" and in this sense a living, dynamic proposal emerges, recalling the common root that unites and sustains us: the earth, the mother of cultivation and culture.
It is a participatory proposal that is born from an exchange with the communities and does not intend to be a final result, but rather a dynamic that adapts to the needs, interests and concerns of the inhabitants of the communities.
Based on climatic behavior, we elaborate a staggered action plan for each season, whose first stage is the regeneration and construction of the soil, the platform to integrate animal, vegetable and microbiological life.
"The soil just like us needs good and diverse food; the better you eat, the better you work. " An analogy to understand the importance of fertilizers.
Through a practical, metaphorical and visual methodology we share knowledge and experiences that nourish and enhance local knowledge, as well as our walk.
The Pilcomayo River communities are located in an area of high temperatures and low rainfall, concentrated in the summer and marking two major seasons: dry season (April-October) and rainy season (November-March).
We have toured the area and collected local materials such as mulch, cow dung and goat dung, river trough, dry organic material, sawdust, among others, in order to build soil to make the following stages.
We designed the family garden beds, under the biointensive method of double excavation and fertilization to obtain better performance in a loose soil. With the seeds of spring / summer we begin with the sowing for the self-consumption of each family.
Simultaneously, we carry out deep and fertilized wells, which are the home of fruit and shade plants, with good coverage of organic matter to cushion the temperature, maintain humidity and reduce irrigation.
The milpa is an agricultural association composed mainly of corn, squash and beans. A model very practiced by most pre-Hispanic civilizations, from Mexico to Argentina.
The proposal with the communities is to complement this ancestral practice in the rainy season with different varieties of plants that generate a microclimate, a diversity, and an ecosystem where the plants cooperate instead of competing by boosting production and at the same time diversifying it.