Hello friends of Bona Fide!
The regular turnover of volunteers and interns continues, bringing in new faces and the occasional returning face back to the finca.
It has been three and a half years since my first visit, and I am extremely happy to have returned.
The first thing that struck me upon reentering Balgue is what a dramatic difference the wet season makes. My previous visit had been in May, during the middle of the dry season. While Bona Fide’s agroforest and permaculture techniques had allowed lush greenery all year long, much of the rest of the island’s plant life had been parched.
Now, in rainy September, the surrounding island is also flourishing with vast expanses of greenery in every direction. Compare the two landscape shots (taken from our very own tree platform) to see the differences between the wet and dry seasons.
Quite the seasonal change!