ONG Toki, Heritage and Agro-ecological Farm
After more than 3 years of labor, the center has been built in the form of a flower with 8 petals in a self-sustaining system that combines basic construction materials with recycled items like aluminum cans, glass bottles and used tires. In addition, the architecture includes tanks to collect rain water. From the beginning, an agricultural area was part of the plan to conserve endemic plants and to produce vegetables and fruit for preservation, education and also as a source of income.
As the project was developing, the rain water accumulation tanks were connected to the school buildings, allowing the planting of some local varieties such as different types of bananas and tubers (sweet potato, taro, manioc). In the project, heritage methods are combined with modern practices. Both horses and tractors are used to plow, while vermiculture (worm farming) and composting will fertilize the plants organically and control pests within an agro-ecologic system.
The agro-ecological project is under the leadership of Juan Haoa-Hotus, a co-founder of Toki, in charge of conservation of ancestral heritage, and the agro-ecologist Juan Carlos Cabrera. They are trialing systems of cultivation that can serve in reduced spaces but with high productivity, which could later be applied throughout the Island with minimal labor and maintenance. “Within this modern context, recovering the Pü’oka and the Manavai is a very intelligent form of cultivation. They make use of the humidity in the soil and the topography of the surroundings. The stones regenerate the soil, as well. This is something that has been left aside and needs to be recovered for future generations as part of our identity as Rapanui, ”…indicates Juan Haoa.
Los Manavai y Pü’oka fueron técnicas y conocimientos tradicionales para la adaptación en momentos de situaciones climáticas extremas como las vividas en Rapa Nui.
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