Regenerative Permaculture Neighborhood in Costa Rica

Regenerative Permaculture Neighborhood in Costa Rica

From Pete Kanaris GreenDreamsFL: "Visiting this brand new eco neighborhood feels like one long relaxing exhalation. Nestled in the highlands of Plantanillo, Costa Rica, this small but mighty upcoming community is a fantastic demonstration as to what is possible for future communities all over the globe.

Brendon McKeon & his projects, including Eco Oasis and are the mastermind behind Natural Living Designs, a permaculture development design & build firm. If you have questions, or would like to be in contact with Brendon, you can send an email to him at:

If you missed our previous videos with Brendon McKeon, you can use the links here to watch:
Eco Developer Creates 40 Acre Permaculture Farm in Costa Rica -
Permaculture Planet with Brendon McKeon: 6-Acre Food Forest & Homestead -
Amazing Homestead Tour w/ Brenden McKeon Christian Vargas -

To see our full playlist for this trip, Costa Rica Permaculture Farm Tour 2.0 -
To see the full Costa Rica Permaculture Farm Tour Series, including our last tour -"

St. John's Wort and Depression

St. John's Wort and Depression: In Depth:

Grumpy Gardener Medicine Show, St John's Wort: Bill Merill from Hawaii discusses Hupericum perforatum:

"Food gardening is the most intelligent adult endeavor on earth and ought to be understood by anyone who eats. You eat healthier, fresher, tastier food, enjoy gentle exercise, and make new friends." Source:

What to grow year-round in South Florida

Here are some vegetables that do amazingly well even in the blazing heat and humidity of the tropical summer in South Florida: Malabar SpinachMoringa TreeOkinawa SpinachChaya Tree Spinach, ChardOkra, Katuk, Cranberry hibiscus, Eggplant.

A list of some South Florida edibles: Acerola (Barbados) and Surinam cherry, Avocado, Banana, Carambola (star fruit), Cecropia, Cinnamon, Citrus, Coconut, Coffee, Grapes - muscadine, Guava, Hog plum, Jackfruit, June plum, Katuk, Lychee, Malay apple, Mango, Moringa, Nutmeg, Papaya, Passionfruit, Plantain, Purple mombin, Rambutan, Soursop, Star apple, Sugar apple, Tamarind, Wax apple.

Try sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) outdoors and Kratky off-the-grid hydroponics outdoors or indoors.

3 vegetable growing systems based on living arrangement (click on the link for a larger image).

"How to grow" guides for specific vegetables

How to Grow Tomatoes

How to Grow Peppers

How to Grow Cucumbers in Containers

How to Grow Lettuce

How to Grow Collard Greens (Collards)

How to Grow Radishes

How to Grow Garlic

How to Grow Cilantro

How to Grow Swiss Chard


Organic fertilizers to use in your home garden

Raised Garden Bed from Costco

Raised Garden Bed: What soil to select?

Grow Box - Sub-irrigated planter (SIP) by Garden Patch vs. EarthBox - sub-irrigated planter, garden container for vegetables

How to repel animals from your vegetable garden? Use pepper/garlic spray

Portable walk-in greenhouse


Container Gardening - Growing Your Greens - YouTube

A Crop-by-Crop Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables and Fruits - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

The Cooperative Extension Search engines searches a good number of university agricultural extension websites:

How to Grow - Bonnie Plants

Advice / Royal Horticultural Society

Useful Gardening Websites and Resources

What Vegetables Should I Grow in My Garden?

Square Foot Gardening

Pots2Plots - How to grow vegetables, herbs, fruit and edible flowers

Good Plants for South Florida | The Survival Gardener

How to control the pickle worm in warm climates

Pickle Worm Control - "Bill covers all the possible means of control this terrible pest. All means are organic, some are no spray techniques."

Bill mentions a 3/4 inch net as suggested by University of Hawaii.

Why Grow Fruit Trees from Seeds?

From Bill Merrill: "Plenty of people believe growing fruit from seeds is not the best idea, Bill has a different opinion and explains why."