Pura Vida Eco Farm

2019

            A: expanded the front garden               

            B: added varieties to the berries garden        

           C: planted native perennials plants  in the orchard                  

           D: added more strawberries varieties  and more asparagus to the terraces growing  beds

           E: started an intensive  garden following guidelines from Jean-Martin Fortier

               and Perrine and Charles Herve' - Gruyer         

           F: establishing a  winter garden   on raised beds.

          G:creating an hoop house under the oaks where to grow mainly salads and tomatoes.        

          H: completing the hugelkur on the slope and plant raspberries on it.

            I: improving the willows row to use it for basketry and wood chips production.

           L: expanding the Hazelnuts areas                  

          M: tested the agroforestry system growing red fife wheat around peach trees.

          N: establishing a perennials garden and a forest garden (using dwarf varieties of fruit trees)

               on the northern feather. There is also a plan to create a raised gazebo in the center.

          O: same as for the choice of plants, but creating in center a small playground instead.

         P: the outer circle is still dedicated to garlics, leeks and onions.

         Q: the median circle has been used for potatoes, sweet potatoes peppers, squash and pumpkins.

         R: the inner circle is dedicated to a tall hugelkutur bed following the guidelines of Sepp Holtzer.

         S: planting fruit trees and perennials plants in the southern perimeter  

         T: keep on working on the farm buildings, in order to realize a greenhouse, a summer kitchen,

             a sugar shack, a practice hall, a compost toilet, an handicrafts workshop and a mechanical

            workshop.     

         U: created one playground to entertain the kids while the adults work in the gardens. 

         V: improved the new roads.

        W: improving the water reservoirs in order to use them for irrigation.                     

          Z: creating compost mounds and windrows (following the guidelines of Dr. Elaine Ingham)

              near the gardens.