Self Sustainable Jungle Farm Finca Organica Coca Orellana
SELF SUSTAINABLE FARM IN THE AMAZON BASIN OF ECUADOR This farm is a paradise nestled within a jungle valley. It´s the result of over 8 years of hard work of a community of ecological farmers and builders. Our main focus has been to create a place in ...
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... nature where a few families may live off the land. To achieve this we have cultivated a great variety of plants, trees, palms and vines that provide sustenance and medicine for a healthy and alternative lifestyle. Situated in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon, the farm stands out for it´s abundance and tranquility, and is ideal for continuing on as a Self-Sustainable Community Living Project, as a vacation farm or for Ecological Tourism. - 10 hectares - 40 minutes from the City of Coca (also knows as Francisco de Orellana) - Vehicle access - 300 MSNM metres above sea level, the climate is warm and tropical - 4 bedroom fine hardwood timber house, kitchen, toilet, barn - Solar energy system - Water for house is piped from a natural spring on land - Soil is dark, workable, very productive and rich in humus - Managed with permaculture - Good for breeding and raising chickens and other poultry and also for guinea pigs or planting pastureland - 2 ponds for raising fish such as cachama, bocachico, streaked prochilod, red tilapia and silver tilapia etc. - Over half left as Amazonian forest reserve - Large variety of native timber trees including the majestic Ceiba tree that gives the farm its name - Stream of clean water runs through the land - Large variety cultivated of organic and 100% GM free food and medicine Our farm is a paradise nestled within a jungle valley. It´s the result of over 8 years of hard work of a community of ecological farmers and builders. Our main focus has been to create a place in nature where a few families may live off the land. To achieve this we have cultivated a great variety of plants, trees, palms and vines that provide sustenance and medicine for a healthy and alternative lifestyle. Situated in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon, the farm stands out for it´s abundance and tranquility, and is ideal for continuing on as a Self-Sustainable Community Living Project, as a vacation farm or for Ecological Tourism. There is access for vehicles to the farm, to get there you must travel 30 km from the City of Coca on the Main Coca-Dayuma road, followed by 2 km on an unpaved secondary road. The farm is 10 hectares in size, with the possibility of negotiating other adjacent plots of land. At 300 metres above sea level, the climate is warm and tropical usually with a refreshing breeze thanks to its height, which makes it cooler than lower Amazonian regions. Fly and and mosquito levels are very low. The the dry season is July to January, the rest of the year is rainy on and off. The farm has a one-story, 4 bedroom timber house, built on raised foundations with guayacan timber and other jungle hard-woods of excellent quality and durability. The kitchen is detached, 3 metres from the house, equipped with a 3-ring cast iron wood stove for cooking. There is a dry compost toilet. The farm has sustained us economically through ecological tourism the sale of its produce and natural medicines in the local market. On the farm and in the forests that surround it, you can watch different amazonian species of flora and fauna, such as monkeys of different species, otters, turtles, armadillos, agoutis, pacas, tapirs, porcupines, snakes such as the boa constricter and others, a myriad of jungle trees, vines and fungi, as well as hear the song of the birds of the jungle such as toucans, macaws, parrots, yellow-breasted flatbills, eagles, buzzards, and many more. The soil of this Farm is dark, workable and very productive and rich in humus. We manage the cultivated areas of our farm with planting techniques that create a balance between different food bearing trees and plant species that can be cultivated in different zones according to their characteristics, such as corn, cassava, giant taro or alocasia, plantain, banana, taros, etc. We have built an outbuilding for storing harvests of corn, rice and others. This Farm is ideal for breeding and raising chickens and other poultry and also for guinea pigs, and other animals. For fish, the farm has 2 ponds suitable for raising species such as cachama, bocachico, streaked prochilod, red tilapia and silver tilapia amongst others. We have left over half of the farm as Amazonian forest, to conserve its wealth of flora and fauna. Amongst the large variety of native timber trees we find: Chuncho, guayacan, cedro, sande, sangre de toro, caimo, batea, guambula, chonta caspi, pambil, laurel, canelo, sonoro, balso, as well as the giant and majestic Ceiba tree that gives the farm its name. A stream runs through the middle of the land which is inhabited by different kinds of native fish species such as fresh water sardines, jachos, botellos, kuruntas, amongst others. The water that supplies the house is collected and piped from a natural spring 50 metres up the hill. On the Farm, we have been growing natural, organic and 100% GM free food and medicine for over 8 years. We have collected and planted a great variety of seeds and natural plants. Amongst the species we are growing we will mention the following: Musa × paradisiacas such as: Plantain, banana, orito or bocadillo, topocho or felipita, resplandor, guineo, maqueño o pacífico, amongst others. Fruit bearing palm trees such as: Coconut, chontaduro, morete or canangucha, chuchana (palm from Bolivia), majo, amongst others. Shrubs such as: Coffee of the arábico and robusto varieties, wayusa, chile, limonario, amongst others. Fruit trees, vines and plants such as: Cocoa, oranges, mandarins, pink grapefruit, yellow grapefruit, mandarin lemons, sutil lemons, sweet lemons, mango, borojó, avocado, achotillos, guamos, frutipan, zapote, níspero, pomoroso, caimaron or jungle grape, achiote, caimo, anones, white guanabanas, yellow guanabanas, sweet guavas, bitter guavas, arazá, madroño, algorrobo, totumo, quíjos or maracuyá, pineapples, naranjilla or lulo, amongst others. Nut bearing trees and vines such as: Inchis or tree peanut, amazonic chestnut, sacha inchi. Medicinal plants from the amazon and other parts of the world: Lemongrass, mugwort, bitter melon, neem, horchata, wayusa, elder flower, sarsaparilla, carare, plantain, dandelion, sangre de drago, moringa, taraxaco, sande, chanca la piedra, magave, amazonic sage, aloe vera, mint, pakunga, martingalvis, mano de Dios, cañagria, etc. Staple diet foods such as: Casave, plantain, corn, rice, sugar cane, chayote, cherulero chayote, taros, papa aérea, ñame, giant taro or alocasia, amongst others. Beans and vegetables such as: Beans of different varieties, soya, green beans, tomatoes of different varieties, lettuce, different kinds of cabbages, different kinds of spinaches, chives, onions, rocket, cimarron coriander, amongst others. Edible fungi: Amongst the cultivated areas and the forests of the farm, a variety of edible mushrooms and fungi can be found and harvested. On the farm cell phone signal can be received and internet can be installed with companies such as CNT and Telconet. The house has electricity from a solar energy system. Documents: We posses the deeds and all the documents necessary for our farm´s legal tenancy. Self Sustainable Jungle Farm Finca Organica Coca Orellanamore...