This last week we waded, hiked and repelled down waterfalls to clean quebrada maquina. We do this every year before heavy rainy season to avoid it from washing further down river. Thanks to all that joined in this effort! Our trash face this year was handsomer than last!
Last week we took a break to plant 150 coffee plants. Thanks to the help of a couple of guests we found on the preserve trails, our awesome crew and Finca Life from Monteverde. Hopefully we will produce enough coffee for all visitors here at Valle Escondido (in 3 years😊🙏🏼)
This is one of the places we get our baby salad plants from, based in Escazu, San Jose. These guys are relatively secret - they don't even have an official name! - yet the owner is a passionate genius in cultivating, just look at how happy all these little guys in the photo are!
Recently our resident leaf cutter ant colony sliced their way through the kale planted by the the tilapia pond garden!! So we started again, placing vetiver mulch over the beds. Already our onions are shooting up to the sky. We also planted some insect repelling plants that hopefully will persuade the ants to look else where n...
Last weekend we ventured down to Rancho Mastatal to deliver some organic plants that we obtained from some growers along the way and to pick up a whole bunch in return from Mastatal's food forest. Here Scott, the ranch's permaculture teacher is giving some guidelines.