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Reading Time: 4 minutes In this post we share photos from Xochimilco, Mexico City’s famous canal system that dates to Mesoamerica’s PostClassic period (A.D. 950-1521). This area is significant for its ingenuity in agriculture that enabled pre-Hispanic people, and later the Aztecs, to create a food surplus.

In present day Xochimilco continues to be used as a source of food and vegetation, with visitors enjoying rides on the flower-garlanded boats through the canals.

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Reading Time: 3 minutes In this post we outline how to spend three, four, or five days in Mexico City, Mexico.

Mexico City is the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the world and its 16 alcaldías (boroughs, officially designated as demarcaciones territoriales) are home to nearly 2,000 colonias (neighborhoods) each with their own history, culture and flair. For this reason, we consider three to five days in Mexico City as the briefest of introductions to this city.

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Reading Time: 5 minutes In this post we share our time at Tree Chocolate, a family owned and operated chocolate farm in Upala, Alajuela Provence, Costa Rica, which is located near the slopes of the Tenorio Volcano and within driving distance from Liberia and the Papagayo Peninsula.

During their time on the farm, visitors learn about each step of the chocolate-making process from planting to the final Chocolate Tsuru or Yok, a 100% handmade chocolate.

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Last year we took on a landscaping project to transform a large, uninspired space into a highly impactful, low-maintenance garden.

We’re proud to have finished this project and are now (impatiently) waiting to see all of the flora bloom this summer. This post details our experiences planning and delivering the project.

Reading Time: 5 minutes California state’s 2020 stay-at-home orders had us shift our plans from travel to working on an at-home permaculture effort.

In 2021 our focus is ongoing care and maintenance of what we began last year. We will highlight our thoughts from ideation to production, our observations, learnings and photos as the year progresses.