Our farm is located in the Puerto Rico Cordillera Central Mountain Range. The farm contains 15 acres. Four acres are currently cultivated in coffee. The rest of the land is returning to forest at various
View to the top of the farm
Peter in a field.
Nitrogen fixing trees provide shade and nutrients for the coffee as well as helping to conserve water and providing bird habitat.
These shade trees are nitrogen fixers.
Beside the shade trees most of the coffee is inter-planted with bananas, citrus and various other fruit trees.
Mixed planting of citrus, coffee and bananas.
We grow our coffee organically, practice soil and water conservation, and try to be sustainable in our farming practices. Currently we are experimenting with nitrogen fixing shrubs and ground covers to provide the
nutrient needs more locally.
Mani or False peanut experiment between the coffee (Nitrogen fixer)
These Sun Hemp plants are for harvesting seeds which later will be planted between the coffee. (Another nitrogen fixing plant)
Sun Hemp plants
Jack Beans are also a nitrogen fixer.
Most of the work is done by hand. The only help we get is from thirty chickens providing insect control. There are always things to be done and harvest time can be hectic.
Peter pulls vines by hand.
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