Two New Projects: The ‘Small Two-Women-Wandering Clinic’ and ‘Lastenia’s Book’

In March 2016, we began work on two exciting and important initiatives, which are a continuing unfolding of the work we have been engaged in here for over five years and an indication of the strength of the relationships we … Continue reading Two New Projects: The ‘Small Two-Women-Wandering Clinic’ and ‘Lastenia’s Book’

From Food Desert to Food Forest: Growing and Cooking in Santa Clara

Learning how to navigate the complex politics of food and motherhood in Santa Clara hasn’t been easy, but we’ve come a long way in the six months since beginning our Grow and Cook program here, opening up space for healing … Continue reading From Food Desert to Food Forest: Growing and Cooking in Santa Clara

Planting Seedlings of Hope: Shipibo Permaculture Workshop in Santa Clara

This June Shipibo permaculture experts, Fernando and Reuben, facilitated a workshop for the indigenous youth of Santa Clara at the San Francisco community permaculture demonstration site. Fernando and Reuben are leaders of the Alianza Arkana Bena Nii (New Forest) permaculture … Continue reading Planting Seedlings of Hope: Shipibo Permaculture Workshop in Santa Clara

The Multiplier Effect: Indigenous Permaculture in the Amazon

Last week in the Shipibo indigenous community of Santa Clara a 5-day Introduction Course to Ecological Farming unfolded in beautiful and unexpected ways… A Brief History Since 2012, Alianza Arkana has been supporting the Bena Nii-New Forest Permaculture program creating … Continue reading The Multiplier Effect: Indigenous Permaculture in the Amazon