Pedro Hulsebosch Agricultural Center
Located just an hour away from Santiago, the Pedro Hulsebosch Agricultural Center has been a small teaching farm in Cerro Plata since 2013. The farm grows products that can coexist and grow harmonically. We use organic fertilizers such as biol and solid lombricompost, both produced on the farm.
The farm has an irrigation system and the main water source is just 800 meters away, with a reserve of 100 000 liters of water.
Among its top projects is having the first greenhouse in the Veraguas province, with an area of 500 m2, and the production of fertilizers using worms.
We always care about the environment.
The farm has also a plant nursery were you can buy ornamental, fruits, and medicinal plants.
students have practiced on the farm
At least 500 students of schools in Calobre, Cañazas, El Bale, Divisa have been practicing in the farm.
The farm teaches 7 students in a program called “Education and Work, my second chance” were they learn how to efficiently grow crops in their vacations and weekends. We are also visited by at least a dozen students a week, all from schools in nearby regions.
Our long term projections
We expect to get visitors from groups, associations, students no matter what are they studying or their age.
By teaching to new generations, we expect to be auto-sustainable and start selling our products and fertilizers.
We want to create a regional association of small farmers, where we can create a fair, organic and solidary market that sells directly from producer to the consumer.
In Veraguas, we are the only producers of liquid and solid fertilizers that come from Californian worms, which have proven to be the best organic fertilizer in the world because of its capacity to regenerate the soil and make them more productive.
Some of the products we plant: