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Finca Mono Verde
Finca Mono Verde
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Via Las Cañas, Tabuga, Manabí, EC
Climate zone:
Dry Tropical

andres izurieta Vince Salzer
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Finca Mono Verde

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Rural, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Finca Mono Verde is a permaculture farm in the dry tropical forest ecosystem on the coast of Ecuador. Started by former Peace Corps Volunteers, it also places a high priority on community engagement in the 400 person village of Tabuga.

Project Description

Finca Mono Verde is a ecological farm located on the Northern Coast of Ecuador. Our goal is to increase the use of sustainable agricultural practices in Tabuga and the region through experimentation, demonstration, education and investigation. We also focus on Permaculture design, natural building techniques, and waste management to minimize our negative effects on the environment. We hope that our positive influence in the community helps Tabuga be the example for healthy development in the region and beyond. Finca Mono Verde is located just 700m from the center of Tabuga along a dirt road. Its entrance is nestled between the houses of two neighbors. The property is 22 acres in total and is bordered by a seasonal stream in the front and a steep hillside with a view of the Pacific Ocean in the back. The farm has a lime orchard and a sweeping hill of banana and plantain trees. There are a number of mango, citrus, jack fruit, papaya, coffee, passion fruit cacao, and avocado plants growing throughout the property. There are also many gardens where we grow vegetables and herbs for our consumption on the farm.


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