Join us on a local, organic, and sustainable farm tour where you can enjoy (literally) a taste of the jungle and the tropics, epic views of the Pacific Ocean, and harvest your own fruits and veggies!
Ubuntu is located in Las Tunas, Ecuador (less than 5 minutes from La Casa long-term Hostel. It’s unique location includes the lush mountains of Baja Manabi with some of the most incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. Ubuntu is an organic and sustainable farm that use agroecology to grow a variety of different plants, trees, fruits, and vegetables.
What is Agroecology?
Agroecology is farming that “centers on food production that makes the best use of nature’s goods and services while not damaging these resources.” In easier terms, it is an ecological approach to agriculture.
This tour will cover the farm’s history and mission, a behind-the-scenes look at how the crops are grown (with an emphasis on seasonality), the different composting techniques used, techniques on how to improve and maintain nutrient-rich soil, how to harvest certain crops, and learn how sustainable farming and agroecology can be used to produce an abundant and diverse organic farm. In addition, based on the various rotating crops in season, you will be able to harvest any fruits and vegetables that are available at the time.
What Sort of Crops Are Grown?
Ubuntu is young farm that grows a mix of different crops. Below is a list of crops you will most likely be able to harvest on your tour:
• Fruit & Veggies: Papaya (local and Hawaiian), Banana (yellow and red), Chirimoya, Starfruit, Snake Fruit, Limes, Eggplant
• Starches: Plantains, Yuca
• Herbs & Spices: Lemongrass, Turmeric, Scotch Bonnet Hot Peppers, Jamaica Flowers
Book a Tour
Our organic farm tour includes transportation, tour of the farm, and crop harvesting, which means you will get to bring home a variety of organic fruits and veggies! This tour is exclusively for La Casa guests, so click here for more information about staying in our beachfront hostel and mention “farm tour” in your booking request.