In addition to the over four hundred plus orange trees that we found here, we are cultivating more than five species of bananas, star fruit, pineapple, passion fruit, coffee, tuber, papayas, citrus fruit, and many other crops. Depending on the season, in total we have more than 30 species of fruits and vegetables in our organic garden. We produce for our own needs, for visitors, and more recently we have been able to share with the local population, especially during the difficult times of the pandemic. We continue to experiment and learn.
Certain parts of our Hacienda are what we refer to as regeneration areas, which were previously cultivated. Due to their location within our farm we have decided not to use them, allowing for secondary succession of the tropical dry forest. These areas allow us to witness the new growth and the colonization of these areas by pioneer species of plants, trees and birds. Pioneer species are responsible for creating the right conditions of humidity, temperature, and fertility for the other species to follow. Present and future generations will delight in observing these areas as they become natural forests once again.