Founded by French restaurateur & entrepreneur, Georges Lefebvre, The Gardens at Hacienda Okhra in Mal País, Costa Rica are all unique and cater to the type of yield they are producing. The farmers use a variety of techniques including indoor vertical growing systems, outdoor raised beds of all different sizes as well as growing directly in the ground. The growers use a combination of mediums including coconut fibers, natural compost from the farm, dirt from the ground, as well as the gardens compost and vermiposting systems.
The water is all gravity fed once it gets pumped up to a water tower that is drawing directly from a well. The system is designed as a natural reclamation system where all of the runoff flows directly into the outdoor gardens with any leftover ending up in the pond that feeds the well.