The current soil at Wasiwaska is rather poor, as this area was deforested of its larger trees to repair boats from Europe and North America on their way to Uruguay, Argentina, or the Pacific Ocean through the Strait of Magellan, before the opening of the Panama Canal (1914).
Our bay was considered one the safest ports in the South Atlantic. The demand of provisions fostered plantations of coffee, sugar cane, and manioc, further impoverished the soil.
Over twenty-five years we have been planting fast growing trees that enrich the soil, and are bringing trucks of high-quality compost we buy from COMCAP (Companhia Melhoramentos da Capital), of the municipality of Florianópolis.
A unit within this organization collects organic residues from restaurants in the city, converting them into excellent compost which has transformed our project.
Every two months we buy a truck of around twelve a cubic meters of compost, with an annual cost of around $4,000.
Total amount for 1 year: US $4,000.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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