Agroecology

Fabrication of fertilizers

- Collecting microorganisms in the mountain and managing their reproduction
 - Preparing b
io repellents and organic fertilizers
- Producing Bokashi (natural fertilizer) and compost

Realization of Culture Beds

We use different ways to prepare culture bed: 
- Working the soil with monoculture 
- Realizing vegetative cover with pasture grass
- Remodeling soil with woods and vegetative cover (permaculture)

Maintenance of Cultures

After two weeks of leaving resting the plants, we do the first weeding, put bokashi and water them.

Seeds Collecting

We have a seed recovery area in which we have vegetable varieties in development. According to their feature and variety, each one is collected and reproducing in different ways.

Chicken house

Soon we are going to welcome chicken in the farm. Currently we are working on a chicken house construction withe the volunteers. Chicken's feces will be use in the preparation of our own Bokashi.

Weeding with Animals

Our pig help us in the first soil weeding before the seeding. Using animals is a good technic to weeding without mechanics

Seeding & Planting

Depending on the planning, we realize the following vegetables planting: onion, leek, salad, carrot, pepper, garlic, zucchini, chard, broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, beetroot, turnip, condiment herbs, tomatoe, etc.

Collecting

Each week, we prepare vegetables boxes to sell in Quito, in la Esperanza de Tabacundo and in surrounding areas.

CINCAEC volunteers in the field

Plants combination

We try, step by step, to realize plants combination in our different cultures. This process helps plants in their development, it's also permits to limit the use of natural fertilizer and insecticide.

Vegetative cover

We cover our culture beds with vegetative cover. It permits to protect the plants, save the humidity and it helps to limit the growth of weeds.

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