A place between tranquility and activity
mimiking natural ecosystems
The ecovillage was named as a tribute to many generations of labourers and workers who have worked in the valley
and have sharpen their tools on the 40+ years old grindstone found on the property.
It symbolises durability in our Mission, sharpness in our Vision, respect for people, and care for the environment.
Showcasing a whole new experience in agricultural regenerative systems,
agro-tourism, and lifestyle in Mauritius Island.
La Meule Permaculture Ecovillage is a family initial permaculture farm project to create an agro-ecological research and educational farm center using the Permaculture Concepts, Principles, and Ethics.
The Farm being completely off-grid sustains ourselves, not only with with it's vegetable gardens, main crop fields, food forests, and animal systems, but also our water harvesting systems, energy systems, and other modern and appropriate ecological technologies. The farm acts as a permaculture research and demonstration center, in collaboration
or partnerships with compatible local businesses, wildlife foundations, and governmental units, working together
towards the same goals. We implement on site our results, sustaining us and feeding ourselves from our produce,
and selling all surplus to visitors, and the local markets.
Nested in the heart of Anse Bambous valley, on the picturesque South East coast of Mauritius Island
The farm is being created on a 27 acres of agricultural land acquired in December 2014.
Situated on the lower slopes of Mountain Bambous, the farm is bordered by Rivulet Bambous, and one of the last endemic forests on the island. Partly under sugar cane cultivation (13 acres), over time the property will be completely converted in phases into
an agro-ecological mixed farm using Permaculture designs and technologies.
Landscape designs and earthworks includes specific zones, with a system of swales,
and connecting ponds and dams has been created on the contours of slopes to reduce erosion, harvest rain water, and enables natural irrigation and nutrient absorption where
food forests, and vegetable gardens is to be planted.
Farm animals has been introduced and includes cows, sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, guinea fowls, turkeys, and rabbits, among others. Animal droppings is used as natural fertiliser,
and compost is made on site. Beekeeping helps pollinate fruit trees and vegetable crops in our food forests and kitchen gardens, which has been created on specific zones. All elements of the farm are interconnected and organic nutrient-dense, which naturally helps in the pest control and the general stability of the farm's ecosystem, and it's residents.