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Bioagricultura Casa Blanca, a green refuge in Lima

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Bioagricultura Casa Blanca, a green refuge in Lima

Carmen Felipe Morales and Ulises Moreno chose to live without impacting the environment. To implement this philosophy of life, they moved to Pachacámac 30 years ago, worked on the ideas they had in mind and one fine day they opened the doors of Fundo Casablanca.

 With the help of compost and biol, this couple of agronomists implemented organic farming on their land. Now they harvest organic products such as fruits, tubers, aromatic herbs and a wide variety of vegetables. 

Visitors who arrive at Fundo Casablanca will also discover that pests are combated there using biological controllers and that wastewater is treated in an artificial wetland, which works as a large filter that allows them to reuse water in their fields. The place is open to all people who want to disconnect from the city and at the same time soak up this way of caring for what surrounds us. 

What is the Casablanca Fund?

Fundo Ecológico Casa Blanca is an ecological house with an extension of one hectare that is located in Pachacamac, in the Lurín river basin. Ulises and Carmen Moreno reside there, who produce their own energy thanks to a Chinese model of biodigester, a giant stomach that, like him, produces gases, liquids and solids. 

Located in the Lurín Valley, Casa Blanca Bio Agriculture is a production, research, and training farm for organic farming that seeks a balance between technology and the environment. This is a small space that has only one hectare. Hosted by Ulises Moreno and Carmen Felipe-Morales, both agronomists and professors from the La Molina National Agrarian University. They decided to dedicate their days to the creation of a model farm where the raising of animals would be an ecological act. With the help of a biodigester in this field, agroecological principles and practices from traditional, empirical and scientific knowledge are applied. They thus demonstrate that agriculture conducted with an agroecological approach, without using pesticides or chemical and toxic fertilizers, is the best possible alternative for the production of nutritious and healthy food, compared to conventional polluting agriculture. Learn from this experience that will make you aware.

Location:

Pachacamac Coastal Valley, 35 km south of Lima.

Ecological Agriculture Network of Peru

Converting their small farm into a "Center for Production, Research and Training in Ecological Agriculture, Agroecotourism and Environmental Education", has allowed its owners not only to demonstrate the environmental, technical, social and economic viability of small agriculture, but also to contribute to the diffusion and strengthening of Ecological Agriculture in Peru. In this sense, both have participated in the creation of the Ecological Agriculture Network of Peru (RAE PERU), in the creation and development of the National Association of Ecological Producers (ANPE PERU), and in the ECOLOGICAL PERU Association.

  • The farm, of only one hectare, is located in the Lurín Valley, Pachacámac District, Lima Province.
  • The agroecological practices that are applied on the farm are, mainly, the following:
  • Ecological breeding of guinea pigs as a basis for sustainable food and energy recycling.
  • Production and use of various organic fertilizers: guano, compost, biofertilizers and green manures.
  • Operation of a Biodigester, Chinese model, which produces biogas as a source of clean energy, and liquid and solid biofertilizers.
  • Crop rotations, associations, polycultures and agroforestry.
  • Technified irrigation: by siphon, micro-sprinkler and drip.
  • Use of host plants of beneficial pest control insects and preparations based on repellent plants of organisms harmful to crops, as an alternative to chemical control based on polluting pesticides.
  • Conservation of agrobiodiversity.

The products that are marketed, directly on the farm and through the Miraflores Bioferia, are mainly: organic fertilizers (Compost and Biol), fruits (lúcumas, blackberries, strawberries), guinea pigs (seasoned and unseasoned), yuccas, arracacha, potatoes, aubergines, aromatic herbs and flowers. 

The farm has had an ecological certification since 1995, through the Certification Company INKA CERT and, later, by the Company into which it became: BIOLATINA. From 1995 to 2005 the certification was individual, later a collective certification was managed through the Association of Ecological Producers of the Lurín Valley, called "Monticielo" and promoted by the IDMA.

Where to eat? 

Lunch is served at Fundo Casablanca. For the general public, the cost of admission is S/. 10. The price is maintained as long as they are groups of at least 10 people.

Best Tours in Peru

Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views. 

If you want to visit Machu Picchu, we recommend you to book your Machu Picchu Ticket in advance, so you will enjoy your Vacation in Machu Picchu without any problem. 

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