Sol de Minca is a part of a very interesting forest system. Although it is located on a mountain, it is hardly 30 minutes away from the caribbean sea. This puts this forest in between the dry and wet tropical climate, a zone of transition and a hot spot for diversity.
The soil is mostly sandy but covered with a layer of rich humus, the thickness of which varies from place to place, depending on human activity, erosion etc.
How can we help build and conserve soil in a forest, was an intriguing idea for us.
We followed Rico’s recipe of cultivating and propagating IMOs. This could help in multiplying the microbiome in the soil and benefit the plants being grown for food.