he solution is to buy a mini tractor with fitting tools and implements to work our small scale farm, and give our growing capacity a boost.
A few seasons into farming our vegetable garden, we feel that working the soil properly has been our main handicap. Our loamy and heavy soil requires really hard physical work and our single rototiller is inadequate and inefficient, leaving us with quite an amount of seedlings and young plants that never get to the soil on time and go to waste.
The solution is to buy a mini tractor with fitting tools and implements to work our small scale farm, and give our growing capacity a boost.
We need your help to turn our vegetable garden more sustainable and productive, so that we can support this agricultural model and demonstrate that local, family run, small scale organic farming is the future of the world's production system.
Filipa & Telmo
Thank you so much!
O Casal Hortelão - Telmo & Filipa
About the author
Casal Hortelão is a small organic farming business run by Telmo and Filipa. We are two young farmers that see in organic farming the way to help this world become a better one, feeding people with healthy, flavorful vegetables and at the same time protecting the environment and the natural resources upon which we all depend on.
Telmo has a degree in Sociology and has worked forever with computers, but always felt drawn to devote himself to social projects related to food, its production and its consumption.
Filipa has always had green fingers and has graduated in environmental engineering. She has worked as an observer in a fisheries observer program in Azores and also in the water public services, but has been working full time at Casal Hortelão's garden since 2011.
Ultimately our goal is to demonstrate that small scale organic farming business are sustainable, enabling farmers to live an economically viable, healthy and happy life.