Pura Vida Eco Farm
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
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.