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by passport
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Fresh grown food
Replies: 15
Views: 336

Re: Fresh grown food

I've seen only one variety of squash (calabaza) in the supermarkets and fruterias, and it is just so-so. How about acorn squash, butternut squash, buttercup squash, spaghetti squash, and best of all red kuri squash? Do seed vendors have much selection beyond what you see in the grocery store?
by passport
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Fresh grown food
Replies: 15
Views: 336

Re: Fresh grown food

I remember visiting Tompkins' offices in Pto Montt maybe 12-15 years ago. At that time, they had a good size vegetable garden, being ecologically managed. Could be a source of contacts if they're still around.
by passport
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Fresh grown food
Replies: 15
Views: 336

Re: Fresh grown food

Hi Matt
You might get some ideas by browsing Indeed's Help Wanted ads here:
https://www.indeed.com/q-Permaculture-jobs.html
This site only lists USA jobs but they have a board for Chile as well
by passport
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 254
Views: 15194

Re: Housing market situation

I find it incredible that he local building code allows apartment construction without central heat
by passport
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building a house in the South of Chile
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Building a house in the South of Chile

I'm guessing they are pretty easy to heat. A wood or pellet burning stove should work fine. Need a stack out the roof, though. Propane would probably be good too, just need to go out a side wall for intake/exhaust.
by passport
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building a house in the South of Chile
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Building a house in the South of Chile

What are you using for heat? Does the kit include roof penetration materials for a stovepipe?
by passport
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Climate changing in Chile
Replies: 52
Views: 1244

Re: Climate changing in Chile

The US government serves as the housing insurer of last resort in flood-prone areas. This encourages people to build in places where private insurers know better than to tread. Free market equilibrium not functioning there, and taxpayers once again forced to subsidize irrationality.
by passport
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Porotos, and their photos...
Replies: 23
Views: 431

Re: Porotos, and their photos...

Yeah here in the US double-yolked eggs don't make it to the grocery store, but the farmers get plenty of them Maybe a dumb question, but how would the farmers know if the eggs were double yoked or not with out breaking them open? They are detected by egg candling. https://extension.illinois.edu/egg...
by passport
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Porotos, and their photos...
Replies: 23
Views: 431

Re: Porotos, and their photos...

Yeah here in the US double-yolked eggs don't make it to the grocery store, but the farmers get plenty of them
by passport
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Porotos, and their photos...
Replies: 23
Views: 431

Re: Porotos, and their photos...

According to this, Chile is using GMO agriculture:
https://gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org/ ... nd-banned/
by passport
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Porotos, and their photos...
Replies: 23
Views: 431

Re: Porotos, and their photos...

No, I was just kidding. GMO products are generally engineered to look more perfect - like the tomatoes in Chile. Could these distorted beans be the result of drought conditions? Or maybe genetic drift causing distortion of the original form?