Experience our Farm
Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms of our regenerative organic farm, where we cultivate the land with utmost respect for nature. Witness the symbiotic relationship between sustainable agriculture and environmental preservation as you stroll through lush fields bursting with nutrient-rich crops. Engage in hands-on activities alongside our knowledgeable farmers, learning about regenerative practices that restore soil health and promote biodiversity. Our goal is to harness the best of all agricultural innovations to create a sustainable and thriving ecosystem that benefits both people and the planet. We also aim to serve as a hub for research and education, sharing our knowledge and experiences with others to help advance sustainable agriculture practices.
Join us on a transformative farm tour where you’ll witness the harmonious synergy of regenerative no-till agriculture and analogue forestry in action. Our farm is a living testament to the power of sustainable land management. As you explore our fields, you’ll see how our no-till practices promote healthy soil ecosystems, conserve water, and minimize erosion. Witness the lush beauty of our analogue forest, a model of natural biodiversity and balance. Learn how we mimic nature’s design to create a self-sustaining ecosystem teeming with native flora and fauna. But our commitment to sustainability doesn’t stop there. Discover how we make our own fertilizers and pesticides through the art of fermented bioles, harnessing the power of beneficial microorganisms. Plus, we’ll unveil the secrets of our traditional composting systems, which transform waste into valuable nutrients for our crops. This tour is a journey of ecological discovery, where you’ll leave inspired by the potential of regenerative agriculture and the beauty of analogue forestry.
For a focused version of our farm, we welcome you to our enchanting herb tour, where you’ll embark on a captivating journey through the world of herbs, deeply rooted in both traditional and holistic practices. Our onsite herb garden is a lush, organic haven, flourishing with a diverse array of plant species inspired by herbal traditions from Costa Rica, China, and various corners of the globe. We’ll guide you through the lifecycle of these remarkable plants, from their tender growth stages to the art of expert harvesting. Delve into the fascinating world of herb processing, where we employ time-honored techniques to preserve their potency and purity. Witness the craft of product creation, as our skilled herbalists transform these precious botanicals into a range of therapeutic and aromatic offerings. Finally, you’ll see how we take great care in our packaging, ensuring that the essence of these herbs is preserved from our garden to your home. This herb tour is a sensory and educational delight, offering insights into ancient herbal wisdom combined with modern sustainable practices. Join us and experience the magic of nature’s remedies. Of course, at the conclusion of the tour you will have the opportunity to stock up on essentials for the rest of your time in Costa Rica and to support your healthy lifestyle upon your return home. These on site produced organic products are also featured in our healing spa, from soaps and body scrubs, to facials and other delights.
Regenerative Organic Farm
At Granja Integral Luz del Corazon, our commitment to sustainability and self-sufficiency knows no bounds. Our regenerative organic farm isn’t just a source of fresh, wholesome produce for our farm-to-table restaurant and rejuvenating juices at our juice bar; it’s the lifeblood of our diverse range of handcrafted products. We take pride in harnessing the rich bounty of our land to create a plethora of offerings, from indulgent chocolate and cacao butter to soothing herbal teas, medicinal herbal tinctures, and an array of personal care essentials like sunscreens, bug repellents, soaps, lotions, shampoos, and conditioners. We even extend our eco-conscious practices to eco-friendly laundry soap. Moreover, our organic fertilizers and pest control options ensure the health of our crops, while our dried fruit trail mix and dehydrated bananas provide nutritious, on-the-go snacks. Every product we offer is a testament to our dedication to holistic living and sustainability, making a positive impact on your well-being and the planet. Explore our farm’s offerings and join us in embracing a more sustainable way of life today.
We utilize No-till regenerative agriculture techniques and it represents a revolutionary approach to farming that goes beyond conventional practices. It’s a philosophy that seeks to nurture the land rather than exploit it. By avoiding traditional plowing and minimizing soil disturbance, no-till farming retains the soil’s structure and organic matter, promoting healthier, more resilient ecosystems. This approach prioritizes biodiversity, enriching the soil with cover crops and encouraging the proliferation of beneficial microorganisms. In doing so, it reduces erosion, sequesters carbon, and conserves water resources. The result is a more sustainable and productive system that not only yields bountiful harvests but also revitalizes the land over time. No-till regenerative agriculture isn’t just a way of farming; it’s a path towards a more harmonious relationship with the Earth, emphasizing long-term sustainability, and the well-being of future generations.
We also have a sector of our farm that is designed in the Analogue Forestry regenerative system. Before we even had electricity here at Granja Integral Luz del Corazon, we hosted a workshop on this regenerative system that had 36 participants from six countries. Analogue forestry is a holistic and sustainable approach to ecosystem management and forest restoration. Unlike traditional forestry practices, which often prioritize timber extraction and monoculture plantations, analogue forestry takes into account the complexity and interconnectedness of natural ecosystems. It mimics the structure and functions of natural forests, integrating a wide variety of native plant and animal species in a harmonious and regenerative manner. By emphasizing the use of native and diverse species, it promotes biodiversity, enhances soil fertility, and conserves water resources. Analog forestry also supports local communities by providing a range of ecosystem services, such as food, medicine, and non-timber forest products. This innovative approach not only helps restore degraded landscapes but also plays a crucial role in mitigating the impacts of climate change and fostering sustainable and resilient ecosystems.
As we move forward on our farm, we are thrilled to embark on a journey of innovation and sustainability. Our future plans are filled with exciting projects that reflect our commitment to holistic and eco-friendly farming practices. We’re reviving our tilapia and freshwater shrimp aquaponics program, fostering a harmonious ecosystem where aquatic life and crops flourish together. Additionally, we’re building a Biodigestor to harness renewable energy from organic waste, providing cooking gas and reducing our carbon footprint. Furthermore, our dream of a biodiesel plant will turn plastic waste into fuel, powering our tractor and vehicles while addressing the issue of plastic pollution is not far off from realization. Our creative spirit extends to a chicken tractor and a host of other agricultural innovations, promising a future filled with growth, learning, and a sustainable legacy for generations to come. We’re excited to share this journey with you and make a positive impact on our farm, the environment, and the community we love.