$20 per person
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Pig Farm and Biodigester
Farming Experience in Rancho Quemado, Costa Rica · Hosted by Freddy


2 hours
1 - 15 people
Low Difficulty
Available Mon - Fri, 9am or 4pm
Speaks Spanish
English interpreters available

About the experience

Freddy will welcome you to his quiet, vibrantly green farm with a short description about how his little pigs grow. He will show you their local grub: filipita bananas, yuca and palm fruit. He will then show you how to care for them. Feel free to give them a bath or just toss them some bananas. Then follow Freddy over to the biodigestor, where the pig waste gets turned into natural gas to light the stove in Freddy's kitchen. This type of farming produces little to no waste and contamination. Freddy takes pride in this.

Afterwards, Freddy's mom will welcome you into her quaint kitchen where you can have a snack, coffee, fresh bread or a fruit drink.

What's provided

Food and snacks.

What your should bring

Boots, closed toed shoes, insect repellent, umbrella, rain gear, and a camera.

Location

About Freddy

Freddy was raised on his family farm in Rancho Quemado. While agriculture is his primary interest, he has to find informal jobs to supplement his income. His family-run pig farm supplements his work in construction, repairing motorcycles and selling palm fruit to the palm oil companies. These jobs are not reliable on their own, but together Freddy is able to diversify his work to find stability.