Here is my father and I in our 100% organic and self-sufficient garden----------------------
Passionate about responsible and collaborative agriculture, as well as shared experiences of life, my father and I are planning on developing an organic farm managed through a permaculture technique. Our wish is to produce organic and fresh fruits and vegetables, in addition to other organic varieties of plants, trees, honey and other ecological and responsible products and make these affordable to whoever and forever!
We have the ambition to develop an organic farm, open to innovative techniques and experiments of watering, solar energy management and exploitation (solar panels and other solar oriented techniques as the region permits it for most of the year). We are also keen to utilize innovative planting techniques / tools and have been developing several clean transformations of organic waste into natural compost to keep the land’s fertility and encourage the plants and trees to grow faster and in a better shape!
Our ultimate objective is to develop this farm as a social project, with people eating from it, working in it and spreading an ecological and green habit throughout the households living around it. Furthermore, we wish to cooperate with the local farmers near the land and in the region in order to share any responsible agricultural savoir with them and learn further traditional agricultural knowledge that they have been inheriting through the time (planting techniques, secrets on hidden plants, tips on timings of planting local fruits and vegetables).
A bit of organic compost around the banana tree to make it grow faster and better in our garden at home :)--------------
In the short term, we will be conceiving a smart and efficient permacultural design of the farm to develop a circular and autonomous system of exploitation of the land and a sustainable farm in terms of resources and production. This project consists therefore of a self-sufficient farm, oriented into a smart combination of complementarities between each organic plant and product (fruits and vegetables, trees, honey), thus creating an instinctive biodiverse space in which each element depends on the other, and works for the other.
We imagine grapes watering tomatoes, the sun shining on the mangos, and the land performing great solos! :)
In the long term, we wish to welcome further “lil’hands” who are interested in responsible and innovative agriculture. Our fundamental objective being the cooperation with innovative minds in the field of responsible agriculture and natural resources oriented projects, we wish to share our value of eating qualitative and organic, and more importantly affordable, and make this beautiful gift of eating clean a habit and a possibility!
In the meantime, we are working on the elaboration of a program of pedagogic farm where today’s “lil’hands” (young students, but also older ones, we did not forget them!) will come to work the land, plant, grow it, water it, harvest it and propose their own views of how the farm of tomorrow should be. It is a necessity for us to make the farm a ludic and pleasant place, refreshing and eventually heartwarming!
We are planning on keeping a 300m2 (this is subject to extension afterwards) surface open to innovative and projective ideas to be tested and implemented. We are then developing this program through our ‘experimentarium’ surface and ‘implementarium’ space where those interested in planting old and new varieties of fruits and vegetables and ‘melanges’ can definitely do so, and those of advanced or ongoing innovative projects related to natural resources management and utilization of solar energy can try, test and implement them in their respective spots.
Please do not hesitate to share more ideas with us of further permaculture techniques, perspectives for the future and we would love to hear you all the way to here in Morocco !!!