Eco-Farm

Our vegetables and fruits are organic and therefore as beautiful as healthy! Mixing plants in polycultures offers protec-tion through plant diversity. A thick cover-ing of green material keeps the soil moist and regenera-tes it. Polycultures are organised in different sec-tors. Each sec-tor is in turn intermixed. Planting in rows allows efficient work and periodic crop rotations. Polycultures (also named agroforest) are managed by hand and with few machines. The right time for picking the products re-quires a good and detailed overview. Irrigation in Caúna works with wells, wind power, reser-voirs and gra-vitation. The former sheepfold was converted into a goose and duck palace. Geese are not only good swimmers, but also excellent guards. Happy chick-ens need free run. Ripe man-goes provide for yellow yolks. The products are cleaned, finished and packed in the hangar. Pumpkins are robust and sui-table for pro-duction in the tropics. Sweet potatoes and bananas belong to the basic food-stuffs like ma-nioc. Colourful vege-table harvest with ladyfin-gers, tomatoes, aubergines and peppers. Sweet-sour pi-tanga fruits can be processed into excellent juice.

The Caúna farm works with polycultures. They are considered the basic model of future organic farming. Noble wood and fruit trees are combined with plantations of corn, manioc, tomatoes and other crops, but also vegetable and salad beds in rows and pyramids. The soil is covered with layers of organic material. Such agroforests ensure healthy, high-quality production. They are more labour-intensive, but much more sustainable than industrial agriculture. They also regenerate the soils leached by sugar cane.