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We came to the Azores to restore a 100-year-old estate, including gardens to showcase the beauty that is So Miguel, the “green island.” This is an on-going process that will take years and involve 10,000 new plants on the estate. The gardens are a sanctuary for many animals, including birds, bats, field mice and hedgehogs (which can be rescued and safely released on the estate.) Bee-friendly pollinating flowers are mixed with native varieties. Beehives will be placed onto the grounds in 2021.

It goes without saying that the property has a complete ban on pesticide usage or any GMO seeds/crops. Composting facilities are currently being built to help further enhance the estate’s eco-grounds and further updates can be found here.

And finally, our Free-range chickens…  We get wonderful eggs each day, and our ladies eat all the leftover foods, meaning that we are a zero-waste food property.