RANCHO NEXTIA is an organic farm, located in Mexico near the capitol of the state of Colima, inland from the coastal city of Manzanillo, at the same latitude as Hawaii. We are able to host workshop and classes related to farming and wellbeing,health and conscious evolution. See Mission and Education
The land is on the edge of a small town, within walking distance from the plaza. We bought the abandoned ranch about 10 years ago, and we have several years into developing the infrastructure such as a well and irrigation, renewing the coffee, and planting bananas, trees, grass, and vegetables.
All of the farm is maintained organically and ethically. Our technology includes traps for certain insects, and natural sprays for other insects, bacteria, and fungus. We use sustainable, biointensive practices.
The farm contains about 7 acres of land. Half of it is a “barranca” (ravine or canyon) with a year-round stream in it. It has indigenous trees such as Fresnos and Walnuts providing shade for the Arabica coffee. It is located at 1265 meters of elevation that allows year-round growing of a very wide assortment of crops, and is ideal for coffee.
The other half of the land is flat land with 14 large vegetable beds, composting space, and pasture. We have many fruits such as Avocado, Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon, Lime, Key Lime, Persian Lime, Lima Naranja, Guava, Zapote, Mango, Papaya, Fig, Peach, Pineapple, Grape, and several kinds of bananas.
All of the farm is maintained organically and ethically. It provides income to various locals and has consistently paid more than the going rate for harvesting and contracted labor. The ranch remains in development to demonstrate permaculture, sustainability, health, and consciousness. We make it available to you to share these values and best practices.