Over the last year Finca Sagrada has become much more vibrant and productive. It’s hard to pin it down to any one cause.
Here are some reasons:
From this you can see that a big part of our work is devoted to working with the unseen forces. For me Biodynamic farming is exciting because we work with the formative forces of the universe. This includes not only the homeopathic preparations but also working with the stars and planets and developing a relationship with elemental beings that make the physical world possible.
Now in our gardens we grow native foods such as yucca, zanahoria blanca (a turnip-like carrot) and camote (sweet potatoes) and also a wide range of temperate vegetables like tomatoes, lettuce, beets, carrots and cabbage.
We also have a flourishing “food forest“ where we grow avocados, papayas, bananas, tangerines and coffee. We also milk cows, have chickens for eggs and tend eight beehives.
Apart from food items like rice and wheat which we can’t grow, much of the time we are self-sufficient and can feed ten or twelve people daily.
During the next few weeks I will describe in more detail how we reached one of our goals of being self-sufficient. It is beautiful in that now we find that our lives revolve around growing our food in a respectful non-exploitive way, preparing the food we harvest and then breaking bread in community.
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