Our agriculture tries to minimize the negative impacts to the environment, therefore we try to use the least amount of resources, and whenever possible, use the resources available on the farm.
We are using a land that has been set aside for five years, it was filled with brambles, bushes and grasses. We started by removing, grinding and burying the bushes that covered it. So far we have not used any insecticides, even the ones approved for organic production still have side-effects on natural predators. For fungicides we are using Bordeaux mixture and sulfur powder. We are developing a system of “aquaponics” and integrate the use of earthworm compost to fertilize the cultures.