Hello my name is Jennifer Long.
I’m 55 years old. I’ve been farming for 7 years.
I grow coffee, limes, rambutan, and tumeric at my farm in Biolley, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
Sustainable farming practices are important to me because I grow my soil to increase crop yields.
My favorite thing about being a famer is physical work, working with soil, and cultivation.
My farmer idol or superhero is John Jeavons because he founded bio-intesive gardening a unique method of gardening and growing soil.
My favorite song to listen to on the farm is “This is Life,” by Grace Jones.
When I am not farming I like to swim, hike, read, travel, and do other business endeavors.
My favorite thing to grow is turmeric.
My favorite thing to eat is organic veggies and fruits (raw).
If I could change one thing about the food system it would be save the soil around the planet.
Something you don’t know about me is I travel around the world, invest, and am involved in philanthropy projects.
If I could tell the world one thing about what being a farmer is like it would be it’s a challenge, but worth it!
I conserve water on my farm by not having to. We get about four meters of rain a year.
Climate change is affecting my farm through longer dry and wet periods.
One thing I’m doing to protect the environment on my farm is bio-intensive, organic gardening and growing soil.
One thing I’m doing to create healthy soil on my farm is natural humus and composting.
The most difficult thing about sustainable farming is labor.
I chose the agricultural life because I always had a veggie garden and love growing food!
Others in my family are involved in farming or agriculture. Those involved in agriculture include my husband.
The following resources, programs, or organizations are most valuable to my farm: Ecology Action/Bio-Intensive Gardening