Tropical Organic Agriculture and Agroforestry

In 1996, BFREE launched an organic gardening project that strives to integrate growing spaces with living spaces. To date, activities have focused on a 1.5 acre clearing designated for intensive cultivation of food crops, medicinals, and other useful plants. The project includes an intensive vegetable garden, plots for perennial beans, ground foods, and medicinals, and a large orchard with abundant fruit trees. Tropical hardwoods (mahogany, cedar, santa maria) are being re-planted in forests that were previously logged.

The Garden

The garden was established by a full-time organic gardener with much help from BFREE interns. Today, it is maintained cooperatively by residents, staff, and interns to the joy and (culinary) satisfaction of all!