Gardens & Growing

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The gardens and fruit orchard areas are established and have been producing organic fruits, vegetables and herbs since 2015.

Permaculture principles have been used to shape the growing areas and ensure a solid foundation for organic growing.

Under a glass roof, there’s a 1160ft² vegetable and herb garden, great for moisture sensitive plants such as tomatoes and for seed saving.

A barn structure currently used for animal husbandry, measures 516ft² and could be easily repurposed as a workshop or studio.

Outside, a large cultivated area for vegetable and other crops leads down to the fruit orchard which borders the five grazing cells suitable for goats, sheep or cows.

There are Sweet Mandarins, Peaches, Loquats, Mulberries, Peruvian Cherries, Jackfruit, Avocados and Bananas, plus a number of less well known fruit varieties such as the wonderfully named Chocolate Zapote and Lemondrop Mangosteen.

The altitude here is 1400m above sea level. Temperatures usually range from 18C to 23C, 64F to 74F. Summer days are warm with cool nights relative to temperatures in the rainy season, and it’s significantly less humid than lower lying areas of the country.

All these factors mean that we have a versatile climate which for growing good variety of crops year round and to support livestock.

There is plenty of space to establish additional growing areas.

Calendula

Calendula

Glass Covered Garden

Glass Covered Garden

Glass Covered Garden

Glass Covered Garden

Acai Palm in Fruit Orchard

Acai Palm in Fruit Orchard

View to Bananas

View to Bananas

Avocados

Avocados

Tomatoes under glass roof

Tomatoes under glass roof

Cabbages and Corn

Cabbages and Corn

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Cucumbers

Cucumbers

Mulberries

Mulberries

Wild Flower

Wild Flower

Fruit Orchard, Sweet Mandarin Tree

Fruit Orchard, Sweet Mandarin Tree

Broccoli

Broccoli

Fennel

Fennel

Onions

Onions

Dwarf Bananas

Dwarf Bananas

Lemons

Lemons

Peaches

Peaches

Outside Vegetable Garden

Outside Vegetable Garden

Tumeric

Tumeric

Livestock Systems

Livestock Systems

516ft² Barn

516ft² Barn

Adaptable Livestock Systems

Adaptable Livestock Systems

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