Videos tagged with "seeds"
Chocolate Processing Area on Finca (farm) in Santo Domingo Ecuador [03:59]
Tour of Santo Domingo Ecuador farm shows details of chocolate processing system used to turn cacao pods and seeds into chocolate powder that is used in baking all kinds of tasty treats! This farm includes 6 hectares (14.83 acres) of cacao bushes (trees) that produce 7-10 pods twice per year. Each pod produces enough cocoa to make approximately 10 cups of hot chocolate.
Tsáchila Cleansing Ceremony [03:27]
Several University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student Optimist Club members traveled to Ecuador to participate in a number of service learning projects. Part of the experience was, of course, to learn something of the local cultures. A highlight was the visit to an indigenous Tsáchila village in Ecuador's northern coastal rainforest. The Tsáchilas are noted for their unique hairstyle fashioned by mixing oils with the ground seeds of the Achiote plant. The group, according to various sources on the Web, numbers about 2000--but the local shaman says that there are only about 700 native speakers of the Tsáchila language. The spiritual cleansing of individuals by the shaman is a key part of the culture, and we had the opportunity to participate in a cleansing ceremony. The video shows key elements of the ceremonial cleansing process.
Tags: Ecuador, Traditional, Shaman, Ceremony, Tsáchila, World, Cleansing, spiritualism, Event, Rainforest, Travel, Culture, Adventure
Wild Woolly Monkey in the Yasuni [00:20]
Woolly monkeys are found throughout the northern countries of South America (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru). They usually reside in high elevation cloud forests, seasonally flooded rainforests and forests which situated within Colombia's eastern plains region, although their ideal habitat resides in humid and mature tropical forests. The species lives in social groups ranging from 10 to 45 individuals. Foraging groups, however, tend to consist of 2 to 6 individuals which branch out from the main group, and this is probably intended to reduce food competition among individuals. Woolly monkeys have a diet which consists of fruit with an addition of leaves, seeds, flowers and invertebrates. Each group is governed and led by an Alpha male, and the social organization within a larger group is organized by age, sex, and the reproductive status of females. Reproduction in these groups is characterized by promiscuity, in other words one male (either the alpha or subordinate) will mate with more than one female, just as females will mate with more than one male. Shortly after the females reach maturity they leave their natal (birth) groups to avoid any occurrence of inbreeding, while males tend to remain in their natal groups. Play sessions among individuals not only serves as a bonding process to rekindle relationships among individuals but is also a way the species establish a hierarchy or social pecking order as well as passive food sharing which is ...
Tags: Wild, Woolly Monkey, Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, Yasuni, National, Park, Huaorani People, Shiripuno, Lodge, Natural History, Amazon Ecuador, Photography Tours, Birding Tours, Birds
Artesanía en Atyra - Parte final [04:42]
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Tags: ddhh, artesania, paraguay, atyra, jica, japon, seeds, cuero, ñanduti, dictadura, turismo, japan, power, osaka, ecuador, venezuela, kyoto, shibuya, nagoya, fantasy, tokyo, yokohama
Fruta Comida, Semilla Sembrada [04:42]
deposing of the seeds like we usually do, save the seeds, wash them, and set them out on newspaper for 6 days to dry. Then the kids bring them to school with old jars. The jars will them be label with the names of the various fruit seeds and the date. We then will organize the seeds into their jar. 2. Create a plant nursery. Items needed: plastic bottles, dirt, and compost. In order to create the nursery we cut the plastic bottles (ie 2 liter pop) in half and make holes for water drainage ...
Tags: FCSS, Proyecto MUYU, Mindo, Peace Corps Ecuador, Reforestation, Nature