We started farming at Hofi Cas Cora mid-2014, experimenting with different crops, throughout different times of the year.
We started off with one field and one deep-well and in the first year we have expanded to at least ten fields (not all at once as our fields need to recuperate after harvest) and four deep-wells using wind energy to pump up the water.
We grow our produce in an organic matter; not using any pesticides. Using organic fertilizer, repurposing gray-water and companion planting techniques.
Since day one we have a growing farm family with various animals. Some of which we have bought and others that have been adopted for a second chance at life. We use our chickens and ducks for eggs and also natural fertilizer, (as do we do with the donkeys and horse). Our pigs eat all the scraps of the restaurant therefore they help with waste management.
Our goats and donkeys eat all the unwanted weeds and harvest (as do the pigs) and our dogs keep the iguanas and rabbits away from our crops.
As Hofi Cas Cora is a small startup farm, we have yet to implement many different techniques to expand and that are more efficient as well.