Last updated: April 27, 2014 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: April 27, 2011
(San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico)
- Status: Forming
- Started Planning: 2010
- Start Living Together: 2012
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
- Website address: http://lasenda-ecovillage.blogspot.com/
- Contact Name: Rick and Barbara Welland
- Phone: 978-431-7079
Principle El Batan #12,SMA
PO Box 61, SMA 37700
San Miguel de Allende, GTO, 37790
Sustainable community. We now have large bio-intensive organic growing areas and also a small aquaponics section in our greenhouse. Between these we have a potentially 100% sustainable situation.
LaSenda is located along the banks of the Rio Laja in Canyon de Allende, where it widens out into a pleasant valley – with 6 acres of gently sloping land, 200 yards of underground-fed ponds with clear flowing water, a bamboo forest along the edge of the river, and expansive flat land prime for growing organic vegetables and fruit trees.
Aquaponics has been an exciting development for us. We believe that as vegetarians, vegans and pescatarians we can come close to 100% sustainability by solar pumping the nutrient-laden water from our fish pond up to our major growing area and gravity feeding the clean aerated water back in a ‘closed-loop’ win-win system. The water circulates through the protected south-facing bank of growing trays, allowing the plants to grow twice as fast! We have the possibility of achieving a very high level of sustainability, while doing away with many of the major drawbacks of gardening in general.
If sustainable community is beginning to sound good to you in light of the recent disturbing economic and environmental news, then consider laSenda as a possible new direction. We are looking for a few of the right folks that can see our potential for ‘living the good life’. Ideal folks to join with us would be substance, pet, drama/ baggage free and seriously interested in living sustainably in community.
We are living here now with many exciting advancements occurring daily. See our blog for information and to watch our progress.