This past month was a very busy, yet productive one. We have been working to help continue to grow and distribute staple crops like onions, carrots, and cabbage, at a larger farm, and the upcoming September 2017 potato harvest reminds us that there is still so much more ahead with the vision that God has given.
The small greenhouse on our property in Costa Rica that we have been learning with and working on for herb and spice production, along with growing veggies like peppers, spinach and chayote has turned into something beautiful with many coming to harvest and enjoy our bounty on their table.
Keeping our tilapia pond moving forward has also been just the beginning phases of our work, knowledge and training in the agricultural side of things.
We have been able to spend a good amount of time researching and meeting with agricultural experts in various locations to learn even more about greenhouse production (large greenhouses, at that!), hydroponics – beginning with strawberries, and searching for the best sources of water for the purposes of expanding growth into the next phase of the farm.
Strawberry production is just beginning to get its feet on the ground in the amiable climate that we have to offer, so we see the potential of great advances in providing food for our friends and neighbors in need. At this time, our greenhouse will be dedicated to strawberries, lettuce, and other basic vegetables in order to take advantage of the year round growing that can be challenging when you are just relying on the one stretch of rainy season for the year.
We have a water catchment system to store and distribute rainwater from our roof and runoff into our tilapia pond as part of the hydroponic water system. The plan is to use all of the natural resources that God has given to the fullest to multiply food production.
If you would like to donate to help with the costs of any of the future agricultural projects, please click below! We are hopeful to multiply and excited to see what is in store this next growing season!