At our Argentina horse riding accommodation we are restoring the historic buildings located throughout the estancia, taking care to restore them in sympathy with the original construction where possible. 90% of our energy is naturally produced (wind or solar generated). We use low energy bulbs and ask guests to use electricity sparingly. Grey water is used for watering the garden. All metal and bottles are recycled.
We plant new fruit trees every year, providing shade for cattle, and have an organic vegetable garden. Our fertilizers are 100% natural manure or mulch.
At our Argentina horse riding accommodation we farm organically and donít use growth hormones, pesticides, insecticides or chemical fertilizers. Our cattle, horses and chickens are free range.
Shooting is banned, encouraging condors, vultures, foxes, etc. Food is sourced locally (or home grown) and our Chefís mission statement is to work with the food community to celebrate local and regional foods and foster a more sustainable food supply.
Our employees are all local and all live on the farm and are very well cared for. Some of the staff have been with us for three generations. Wages are generous and paid on time, and staff are given training. The horses are often bred locally and all purchases are local. The farm supports the local school, working on improvements including the water works, building an oven, providing cooking pots and pans, first aid kits and a solar energy system. Old horse shoes are turned into a game that can be purchased by guests, with profits going to the local school.
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