While at Muga Eco Village, one gets the opportunity to see different local and sustainable enterprises in agriculture. These include coffee growing, fish farming, piggery, fruit orchard, local goats, cows, rabbits, banana plantation, millet growing, and beans. We also practice agroforestry where crops and trees support each other, growing a healthy harvest.
Our guests are given the opportunity to participate in all the above, day-to-day farming chores during their stay. It is an exciting experience and entertaining on top of learning. At Muga Eco Village you get the real way of Village and agriculture life.
With coffee, one is taken to the garden to harvest, dry it in a local manner on tub liners. We sell our eco-friendly coffee, but for our guests, we also roast it, then pound it in a local/traditional pounding container (eshekuro). Then we brew our own coffee. How do you think the coffee you roasted, pounded, and brewed yourself will taste?
Our coffee helps bees by providing them with food that they turn into honey. The bees also play an important role in coffee’s production process because they encourage cross-pollination of the coffee plants which improves the ripening, size, and uniformity of the coffee beans. This in turn increases coffee yields as a greater amount of pollen is added to the stigma of each plant and this leads to greater diversity. Without Bees there would be no or little pollination leading to smaller harvest, so we need to protect bees wherever possible. It’s an exciting place to visit the beehives. but it’s only for those who don’t fear the sting!!
Visitors will get the opportunity to go fishing at the fish ponds at the farm. Traditionally we harvest the fish by nets, but you can also use the local angling technique, we will be glad to help you. Of course, you can roast the freshly caught fish at the farm, or we can do it for you.
TIME WITH THE COWS
Have you ever milked cows? Our guests are welcome to help in the early morning or evening local/traditional milking session, the milk will be used to prepare your tea.
Depending on the season (December-January), the visitors can help with the traditional ways of harvesting millet, drying it, then pound it, grind it on stone to make millet flour, Would you give it a try?
Piggery plays a key role in organic farming as the pigs provide manure to feed most of the enterprises at the farm hence enabling us to provide organic products like coffee and fruits. Guests can participate in preparing the Pig feed and feeding them. For those not faint at heart, you can help with slaughtering the pig (or just Watch it) and preparing delicious dishes by cooking or roasting. Of course this is only done on request (at an additional fee).
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