Finca Santa Marta – An Organic Finca in Panama

Organic farming in Panama

The Love to Garden Club Visit to the Farm June 28, 2010

Filed under: Farm Tours — kimlmiller @ 1:38 am

Visiting on the Terrace

We enjoyed having the Love to Garden Club visit the farm on  June 24th.  Refreshments were served after a walking tour that included  the 4 greenhouses already in production, the 5th greenhouse that is currently being planted with tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers (we are growing these in bags), the compost production area, brooder house with 10 day old chicks, plantains and banana area, and section 1 where we are growing under t-frames to protect the cucumbers, pole beans and spinach from the heavy rains.  Refreshments included fresh lemon grass tea, tomatoes with pesto, peppers with guacamole, and chicken salad served on lettuce, kale and bok choy leaves.

Tomatoes with Pesto

First Apprentices June 13, 2010

Filed under: Apprentices — Ron Miller @ 8:26 pm

Jean & Rich Planting

One of the goals of Finca Santa Marta is to be a teaching farm, sharing our experiences with others.  We have dreamed of apprentices/volunteers coming to the farm but never dreamed that two couples would fall out of the sky and into our laps so soon.

Jean and Rich are the first couple to come.  We appreciate all the help they have generously given us.  They will be leaving soon and another couple arrived yesterday and will help at the farm for a few weeks.

The extra hands working in the greenhouses and the enthusiasm both couples brings will boost production and should help take us to the next level.