FARMING

Sustainable development is our guiding light when it comes to farming – this means practices that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (World Commission on Environment and Development).

Over the years we have tried to grow different types of vegetables and fruit, even nuts, but now we are adopting the principles of permaculture. Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles which seeks to use resources in a sustainable way to benefit all forms of life so the earth can be a secure place for posterity.

We are growing several types of crops; both commercially and for home use. For commercial purposes we grow onions, garlic, tomatoes, watermelons and other crops but we are also growing conventional crops like maize and beans.

We have planted several fruit trees and are harvesting passion fruit, bananas, papaya, lime, lemon and avocado. For home use we grow various types of green vegetables, sweet potatoes and other healthy crops. With my nutritional background I emphasize healthy eating, using organic production.