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HOW THE PROJECT ARISES
The Verdeaurora Bio Farm was born in the 1960s in the heart of Fuerteventura when Antonio Mesa and Pilar Cabrera decided to buy this land to plant tomatoes. Previously, the land had been used to grow cereals and legumes, as was the case in most parts of the island. However, when Antonio and Pilar’s son, Luis Mesa Cabrera, took over from Antonio and Pilar, he continued the tomato activity, but innovated the production with the greenhouse that is still in place today.
This new system allowed better control of the climatic conditions, especially the wind. In 1997 Luis Mesa and Cloti Méndez decided that the farm would be the place to create a family home to raise the young Luis and Aurora.
Around the year 2000 Luis Mesa was forced to abandon the tomato activity due to different situations such as the Moroccan competition and difficulties in the insular cooperation.
For a few years the farm was without productive activity until 2008 when Luis Mesa, due to his passion for agriculture, decided to plant the first 400 olive trees on the farm. In the following years the Aloe Vera plantations were inaugurated and 200 more olive trees were added.
Parallel to this agricultural activity, the project of the rural tourism accommodation that we can enjoy today began to take shape. In 2002 Cloti Méndez, due to a somewhat unfortunate situation, decided to use the house where she was born in the village of El Roque for rural tourism, thus creating what we know today as Casa Tile. In 2006, Casa Pilar and Casa Aurora followed, which was formerly a house of typical Majorcan construction, home to the former caretakers who looked after the crops on the farm in Antonio Mesa’s time.
The next big change, the leap to the third generation, took place in 2013 when Luis Mesa Méndez returned to Fuerteventura after studying architecture in Madrid. Upon his arrival he took over the reins of the family project, deciding to unify everything under the name of Verdeaurora. He is the one who decided to take the step to open the farm to share with everyone who wants to learn about the agricultural traditions of Fuerteventura, always under the philosophy of ecology and care for the environment.
The activity at Verdeaurora begins and over the years the project takes off and generates a lot of activity and movement. The next big change that the team has recently undergone is the implementation of Permaculture in the garden in 2020. After some intense days during the month of February surrounded by great professionals, who transmitted a lot of knowledge and experience, helped the Mesa Méndez family to take advantage of the confinement to generate a great change in the garden, which continues with the rest of the team today. We are very proud of this breakthrough and are eager to share it with everyone who wants to live a different experience, surrounded by nature and wellbeing.
We use solar panels to supply the farm with sufficient energy thanks to renewable energy, reducing energy consumption
We have created an Ornithological Reserve with the aim of offering a space for the conservation and observation of the birds that nest in Fuerteventura
The Verdeaurora Bio Farm has CRAE ecological certificates thanks to our sustainable Aloe Vera and olive cultivation project
Application of the concepts and principles of permaculture to the design, development and management of sustainable agricultural systems on our farm
MISSION, VISION AND VALUES OF VERDEAURORA
Self and common awareness, from a life project, focused on respect for the Earth we inhabit.
To move towards self-sufficiency in a sustainable way through continuous learning for subsequent dissemination.
- Ecological and social awareness