Mike, a member of BHC and Lily of Lima, Peru own and operate Madre Selva Homa Farm in Peruvian Amazon (The words “Madre Selva” mean “Mother Forest”). The farm is situated approximately 80 kilometers west of the city of Pucallpa, Peru. A small river, the Yanayacu, runs through the land. Originally much of the soil in the area was acidified and degraded from poor husbandry practices, coca leaf production and over grazing. A Resonance Point on neighboring Jessica Auza’s farm is shared. Daily Agnihotra and four hours of daily Om Tryambakam Homa are performed to support the Homa farming practice on both farms. In addition to the planting of Homa Organic vegetable gardens, flowering and fruit trees, Madre Selva has built housing for workers and for guests, dug a 60 meter well with water tower, acquired two cows and their calves, implemented a project designed to reforest three hectares of degraded land and planted 5,000 cacao saplings, with 2,000 more in nursery stage.
Recently, the farm has joined an agricultural cooperative which assists farmers in the area with organic certification and distribution of produce, acquired our first honey bee hive and announced the arrival of one more baby cow. Plans for the near future include the building of a dwelling with kitchen, dining room and terrace.
Among this farm’s goals is to establish a Homa Agriculture ecological and sustainability school for under-privileged children.