Solo con Natura, refines details to start in November

With the view of Ramiro Noriega, Minister of Culture and other regional and local authorities, the visit of what will be the new edition of residence alone with nature on this occasion will be held in Puerto El Morro and bringing together a variety of artists was held different genres arrived in Quito, Cuenca and Argentinar, the whole community is preparing for what will be the third edition with the people of Puerto El Morro, meanwhile they (people) are very glad that their community has been favored with this intervention.

Puerto El Morro - Field Visits
Larissa Marangoni, mentalizing and organizer of this event, is satisfied with the response of the community and states that "whenever the organization is much better for the community that cooperates and strengthens the project will go slowly institutionalized". Indicates Marangoni. It also hopes that other institutions continue adding to this project with great potential for community development.

This process began on April 3 when and then make an initial diagnostic visit with Maria Fernanda Cartagena who accompanied the Limoncito 2008 residence, they saw the potential to be helping a little more to this community and so we started this year full of expectations by innovations that are added each year to this event.

Subsequently on 18 and 19 July visited Puerto El Morro Ana Fernandez, artist, Fausto Wolffenbuttel, arborist, who will participate in the event "Residence Only with Natura 2009".

Also visited Manuel Kingman, artist and student of the Master of Anthropology and recognition was given to establish a first dive Project Only with Natura in the town of Puerto El Morro, where he sought the elements that help to identify the local reality however these have not yet investigated, so the time has conducted interviews, focus groups and conversations with the people that allow you to expand your knowledge about Puerto El Morro.

Another visit was from 4 to 6 September, this visit was performed by Josie Cáceres and María Fernanda Cartagena and whose main objective was that Josie liaise with dedicated dance with a view to developing their workshop groups.

Moreover, the Minister of Culture, Ramiro Noriega, sees "an important junction of all stakeholders, and states" I am admired by the ability of dialogue between the organizers and ancestral commune like Puerto El Morro "says Davila who immediately indicates that the organization of artists from different arts of the country from different artistic experiences gives a fundamental value and the other hand in this case the state fulfills its responsibility, ie, the government through the Ministry of Culture and this has a significant element.

Moreover he said that the work that is being developed has the effect of transverse axis of development because it believes that "art is not merely a fact is a fact that this linking the arts, aesthetics, artistic research to environmental development , economic work on the values ​​that are fundamental, and more recognition of people is very important, "he said.

Also indicated "I think it is essential that a project like this that mobilizes the entire community and gives us the opportunity to better understand the problems of this country is giving, so from this point of view I am very pleased this visit and looking very carefully to what we'll see in November 2009, also waiting very long to see the results that the idea is not that it is a temporary issue, but this has an effect, "he said.

However indicates that this is not the first experience in the province of Guayas and its portfolio of state support last year for the first time this event was held in limoncito, that also indicates "visited the community and then the results it was also very positive so that gave us great satisfaction at the time "
recalled. The Minister says that slowly weaves a path integral for the country on this issue, first with limoncito, then Puerto El Morro, and we are already working on Beaches, Engabao have to work on is our next point and I think Hence we are seeing the importance of identities and the importance of these interventions for the development of the communes "emphasizes ..

Noriega also states that these interventions are specific, but the idea is to plant in the community, then the community should continue to operate, "we eventually return to the community but the investment is timely for a certain time and the results are expected to be optimal with the help of everyone, "he said.

Field visits to Puerto El Morro

Among the activities of the Draft Social and Community Development, 6th April a reconnaissance visit with Maria Fernanda Cartagena who accompanied the residence Limoncito 2008 The purpose of this visit was to study the possibility of developing a third was organized edition of "Natura Residence only."

On 18 and 19 July visited Puerto El Morro Ana Fernandez, artist, Fausto Wolffenbuttel, arborist, who will participate in the event "Residence Only with Natura 2009".

Visitors shared and exchanged experience with the people of Puerto. They mentioned that they had ideas for workshops that will be performed with the participation of community in the residence, which will be held in November. The villagers are very enthusiastic and willing to collaborate and participate.

Ana gave the community the Museum in a Box project where children and youth can learn about contemporary art through exercises raised from the artists own work. He also suggested the alternative of making them work with dead mangrove wood as a fabric for the Residence.

Fausto showed some slides through the work done elsewhere in order to implement some of these in the Port.

They visited the gazebo and made a tour of the mangroves and managed to see a dolphin in the wild.

........ "Last night we were where Mrs. Marlene who hosted us and fed us very rich. We met for the first time Helida and Peter's brother who is the president of the commune. We talked about what we could do.

Faust spoke of gardens and trees and I set out to do a project with the medium of sewing. A Helida liked it a lot, but he also was excited to learn of some projects of the Museum in a Box because she teaches the little school and would like to learn to use tempera, crayons, etc. to turn teach their students. "Ana Fernández ........

........ "Well, you see we came up a thousand things. In the late Peter and his mother, Mrs. Marujita, smooth roasted by friends who gave fishermen. A Fausto was fascinated smooth and exchanged recipes with Mrs. Marujita for the next. "...... Ana Fernández

4 to 6 September: Visit Josie Cáceres and María Fernanda Cartagena

This visit was mainly aimed at the establishment of contact Josie devoted to dance with a view to developing their workshop groups.

The Friday night with Pedro Morales, President of the commune, visited three groups made Andean folk dance mostly by teenagers. Practice groups in the courtyards of their homes or in community settings. This is a well-established tradition on campus that has passed from generation to generation. On Saturday morning we interviewed Carlos Alcántara Porfilio Cruz 80 years old. The meeting was at home and ushered his wife Maria Josefina Mazzini. Porfirio told us when Puerto El Morro was no street lighting and everything was pure bush. His father was a carpenter, he built houses of wood and was naval cabinetmaker. His father died and Porfirio had to engage in fishing for 12 years. Fishing is done with barbasco a poison out of the seeds of the tree of the same name. In his youth catches it tied 50 daily crab (crabs with 9) and traveled to Guayaquil or sell Beaches. Rose in sailing canoes or donkey to Guayaquil to Playas. As there was no road and the winters were very strong, they began to sink paths and often the donkeys had to swim. Two people held the burden of seafood and someone else had to pull the donkey with a rope. Flood there was always the danger that the load is lost. They left Puerto El Morro at 1 am and arrived at 7 am to sell the product Beaches. Each bundle was selling 2 sucres 50 cents.

At that time came as vapors or boats Jambelí Bolivar and Guayaquil to carry the load of all kinds of foodstuffs. Bolivar was the steamer sank about 30 years ago. Guayaquil wealthy tourists spent the winter and bathed in the arm of the sea. When the road was built boats stopped coming.

In the past there were good livestock and cheeses and fresh milk sold. Also with wooden barrettes gypsum was mined for construction. Note that this process sometimes fractured Jimmies vessels possibly belonging to Huancavilca culture. Porfilio also testified about a dark period in the history of the place. Columbus Sailing Baquerizo seized more than 500 acres to build a shrimp. In 1984 he bought the IERAC 1 sucre 20 cents per acre. In order to fight land dwellers as they organize commune, however, Columbus had made Baquerizo campaign for León Febres Cordero so during his presidency none of the allegations and claims the land that made the Ministry of Agriculture in Quito or Guayaquil were treated. Remember who fought long, who traveled several times a IERAC of Quito and Guayaquil. That Mayor Nebot has never granted them an audience. "Everywhere was this Columbus Baquerizo" recalls Porfilio indignantly, "when we were going to develop IERAC to ask us the title of the town of Puerto del Morro was doing the archiving process." Remember that Colon did a cemetery and abusing his power Baqueirzo demolished. They had about 16 vaults were arrazadas tractor. There was no authority to do justice and could not do anything. They managed to organize the community and was named Porfilio founder.

Despite resistance from his wife and children for their elderly and rheumatic pains, Porfilio still mined gypsum for sale on El Morro and make some money. For a bag of plaster is delayed half a day and get paid $ 1.2 Also in the morning we talked to Mariano Cruz, Secretary of the Builders Association of the Future dedicated to artisanal fisheries and Francisco Vera. Mario is also president of Barrio Centenario. Among other things, we learn that fishermen manufacturing their suits, gloves and hoods to go night fishing, a primarily male tradition. The costumes are made ​​in gabardine and are sewn with twine to resist more. They are formed from remnants and the process is based on the recycling of parts. Each fisherman "pesonaliza" his suit that protects you from the weather and mosquitoes. Afternoon visit Eco Club Los Delfines and interviewed Figueroa Ubaldo President.

Ecoclub is constituted as an Environmental Association. Ecotourism is the basis of the project and its many activities. Since 2005 every year in April and September, promote cleanups mingas mangroves and shrimp. Garbage collection (cardboard, plastic, bags, etc.) and weighed before it's gone with the collector car. Coordinate their work with the Development Committee and Vestry. With the Ministry of Environment as part of this event have coordinated training lectures, organize painting competitions and events with musicians from Guayaquil and area. Each year we also organize the Festival of Lisa and Seafood summon consursos where kayaks and local gastronomy.

In 2005 the World Bank, IDB and Natura Foundation put up the project Training leaders in environmental management and ecotourism, which gives a boost to the current project.

Eco Club has a dining booth selling crafts and Interpretation Center with information about the context for the election of two ecotourism routes cost $ 5 and 8 Twelve boat owners are performing tours.

We pointed out that one of the main problems is the pollution from ships arriving at the port. Naval Navy Seals are the competent authorities for this regulation. Ecoclub partners were the main drivers for the area is declared a protected area status is still pending to be operationalized.

Interpreting Center displays a map of the Estero del Morro and presents information on the types of mangroves, their importance and their natural products: oysters, mussels, two kinds of brown shell and clams. His crustaceans: red crab, blue, green crabs and fiddler crabs. Ubaldo explained how they are formed sand banks, mangroves and islands, and also about the fishing methods based on tide levels. The assembly also includes different kinds of fishes and an anatomical skeleton porpoise, dolphin own area.

Porfilio and Maria Josefina

The "Sparrow" Hooded go fishing at night.

Ubaldo Figueroa, President of Eco Club Los Delfines in the Centre.

Visit Josie mangroves.

We visited the Cerro del Muerto where the Lady of the Rock. According to Pedro told us these hills or hills are volcanic formation. The view ... spectacular!

The only wooden house has been preserved in Puerto El Morro.
On a visit to Puerto El Morro ....
by Josie

A special place
Special because they spend some oddities that are interesting. For example: What are the men who are dedicated to make their work clothes. As women's work elsewhere. Now, discover how the men fishing clothes designed and made ​​for fishing and crab in their quest was interesting.

Another oddity: finding a coastal community that feel represented and identified with the dance from the connection there with an Andean folk dance. While it is a point that frames and identifies Puerto El Morro, a need and desire to learn "new folk dances" but identity is also hinted coast.

This point led me to think that if there is no pattern dance coast is interesting reflection achieve with the community so that they are those who seek ways to feel represented from a dance that has its beginning now. Based on their needs, their particular history as a community.

Satisfactory was also finding a young community interested in dance. But I perceived a hierarchy instituted somehow how to participate in dance. However, greedy eyes daring to say and do.

Puerto El Morro is a community that is open to receive. Therefore, they are also ready to give. That's where I think this game, this dialogue provides an interesting relationship. It seems important to the sharing. Topics such as creativity, experimentation, shyness, looking, observing, improvise, the arriezgar, shame, are words that are interesting to share. Special also because the bars are just little boys. Maria Fernanda We were the only testigas a night in Puerto del Morro.

Special because "jejen" acts up to the mountain if Aguajes night and early morning and FULL MOON. Consideration should be sick and tired care repellent.

As we are so close to each other if they are sensitive to dream, a cap ears is vital, for the occasional snoring accompanied those full moon nights.