LEMURIAN EMBASSY DIARIES VIII
The very latest on building on a dream in the Mayan jungle of Mexico
24 Nov 2015
Something that started as dream in 2012 became true in 2015. Countless amounts of sweat and incredible work have been put into this project, with friends and people from all over the globe coming to this little corner of the Mayan Jungle of Yucatan to experience living without technology and all the comforts of industrialised society, and reliving the ancestral way…
Way to go Lemurians!
Rainy season has blessed us with green abundance! As you can see in the photograph above, the cleared areas are kept to a minimum in order to protect the delicate rainforest. The only cleared area is a very small plot to grow our food and the main entrance. The trees also give us great shade!
The past weeks have been extremely busy in the Embassy, as we have been planting over 100 fruit trees donated to us by our neighbor, Oasis Eco Village.
The Lemurian Embassy will remain open for the volunteering program. A group of friends is staying and taking over operations, while I am working in the US in order to keep investing in the Lemurian Embassy.
Photography and text by Guillermo Alarcon
The primary method of cooking in Lemurian Embassy for 2 years has been straight up wood fire, camping style! Since the latest kitchen renovations, the kitchen stove has been designed to have 2 pots and a tortilla heat-up pan. The original design is a traditional Mayan style (fogon) which uses the exact method of a new age rocket stove. Excited to finally use it!!
What is a proper human Mexican meal without the good old beans! Our frijoles are growing strong and soon they will be gifting us with their mystical flavors.
We believe in sacred agriculture, garden beds inspired by conscious design, using spirals, crop circles, sacred geometry and more! Here we have planted a subtropical exotic fruit called anona, native to Yucatan, the subtropics of America and the West Indies.
In Lemurian Embassy, we are growing around 30 Chaya plants, a superfood grown native in the Yucatán and in southern Mexico! Chaya contains one of the highest nutrients found in the veggie kingdom. Now with the rainy season upon us, we hope to maximize the growth production of Chaya and to hopefully eat Chaya 3 times a day in our daily meals.
We planted this banana tree two years ago. It’s growing beautifully strong and it has given us bananas twice already! Sometimes we use the banana leaves to roll our own organic tobacco, which we are growing as well!
Building a home isn’t an easy task. Just when you think it’s finished, there are thousands of smaller things that are crucial – like making this doorway barrier to propel insects out of our human nest.