Why Micro Farming in the Osa Peninsula – Costa Rica

The variety of environments that composes the Osa Penisula is really impressive and makes of this area an unique combination of soils, exposition to sun and breeze, kinds of natural coverage, pollinating animal species, availability of fresh water from creeks and rivers, mountain springs, and lowland marshes with small chalk streams, offering so many possibilities for the Micro Farmer for to find the best location, for  the specific production is planned to be the main activity of the Micro Farm.

The main activity, for decades, in the Osa Peninsula, had been the cattle breeding, based on the extensive livestock farming that needed aggressive deforestation with the technique of the slash and burn for to create enough surface for to raise the number of animals necessaries for the surviving of families that were involved in this activity.

Normally a medium cattle farm was, depending by the quality of the soil and, consequently, of the forage, sizing from 5-10 hectares up to hundreds, with an average of 20-40 hectares, that is still the actual average size of the lands available for to develop a Micro Farming Project.

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Nature is quite generous here, with a temperature that never goes under the 20 Celsius degrees, and never over the 32, with an average rainfall precipitation of 5000 millimetres and a very predictable cycle of dry, wet and strong rain seasons, that allow local farmers  to calculate when to start the necessaries practices for the different cultivations.

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Depending by the main production or agricultural practice that will be the core of a Micro Farm, the choice of the size of the land, the distribution of it, the kind of soil and  the amount of water, the presence of existent trees coverage, the orientation and altitude, the availability of electric grid and easy road access, are all factors that must be analyzed with attention and wisdom.

 

Here is where the knowledge and support of our group of local small farmers with decades of experience with local production of vegetables, fruit, grains and farm animals, is making the difference between a project with some possibilities of success and one with a full success granted.

 

 

Depending by the main production or agricultural practice that will be the core of a Micro Farm, the choice of the size of the land, the distribution of it, the kind of soil and  the amount of water, the presence of existent trees coverage, the orientation and altitude, the availability of electric grid and easy road access, are all factors that must be analyzed with attention and wisdom.

 

Here is where the knowledge and support of our group of local small farmers with decades of experience with local production of vegetables, fruit, grains and farm animals, is making the difference between a project with some possibilities of success and one with a full success granted.

 

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There are hillside properties that had been dedicated to cattle breeding until few years ago, and now the abandoned pasture lands are covered by a fast re-growing vegetation dominated by small bush and few pioneer tree variety, that would be great for to start some kind of plantation of fruit trees that need some little-medium shadowing for the first step of their life, or just cleared and utilizing the existent vegetation as a base for the humus needed for some vegetable cultivation.

There are lowland properties with a soil deposited there by centuries of river flooding that has an high percentage of sand and organic debris, that is more apt for the production of  several kind of potatoes and Yucca ( Manioca ) that, often, reach record sizes.

 

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Forest lands too, offer interesting opportunities for to start some very specific cultivation of plants that need medium or deep shadow, as some variety of semi-wild coffee, forest fruits, Cocoa, medicinal plants, etc. etc.

 

Cocoa Trees need the shadow of dense and semi-dense forest for to grow and produce their fruits, a great cultivation for an Eco Forest Micro Farm

Cocoa Trees need the shadow of dense and semi-dense forest for to grow and produce their fruits, a great cultivation for an Eco Forest Micro Farm

 

So, the choice of the land that will be a new Micro Farm, is depending by a lot of different factors that, often, are difficult to be analyzed by a person that doesn’t has too much experience with farming, but the good new is that, here, in the Osa Peninsula, there is for sure that land that is perfect, or the closest is possible, for any Micro Eco Farm Project, and our group of experienced small farmers, Bio and Eco specialists, Architects and home builders and  Realtors with 20 years of life in this area, are available for to make real the dream of owning and running with success an  Eco Micro Farm with the goal of obtaining a full food self-sufficiency and, possibly, be able to sell the surplus on the local market.

 

No budget is too small, just contact us and tell us what is your dream, and we will find a solution for to make it real.

Call us at : ++ 506 2 735 56 26 or email us at : info@theosapeninsulaproperties.com

 

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