Ice on Fire

Ice on Fire, a feature-length documentary from TreeMedia, has been greenlit by HBO.  The production team is traveling from the North Pole to the deserts to mangroves to the rainforest, capturing on film our existential environmental crisis.  The rainforest segment was just filmed at our farm and lodge, and we were thrilled to participate. The […]
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Shutterbugs!

We enjoy every type of biodiversity at our rainforest ecolodge, and we especially enjoyed the recent invasion of Shutterbugus americanus, otherwise known as the professional and enthusiastic amateur photographers from Creve Coeur Camera, www.cccamera.com,  in the United States.   Led by owner and photographer Stephen Weiss and his instructors Scott Rovak and Tom Tussey, pictured below, […]
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Would you like some topsoil with that salad?

Industrial agribusiness uses harsh methods to produce inferior food.  Toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilizers distort ecosystems, and there’s almost nothing more damaging than applying steel to soil – otherwise known as tilling.  As a result of agribusiness malpractice, the planet loses about 75 billion tons of top soil per year – ten tons per person […]
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A Month in the Life of Luna

Luna Nueva in February – it’s a glorious time to visit.  The rains of early January have given way to bright skies and cool nights, and photographers can luxuriate in the early morning sunlight.  We thought to take you on a stroll of the farm, perhaps inspiring you to come visit – or come back! […]
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Two Plus Three Equals Sloths

A few months ago, near our reception area, we delighted in watching this mother sloth tenderly care for her little baby girl.  These sloths are “three-toed” and of the “brown-throated” variety, carrying the scientific name Bradypus variegatus.  They are common to our area of Costa Rica, but we at Finca Luna Nueva are particularly blessed […]
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Every Day is Graced with Turmeric

      Every Day is Graced with Turmeric Turmeric, known scientifically as Curcuma longa, is considered by many to be royalty in the family of medicinal herbs.  We have grown turmeric for more than twenty years at our farm, and we are proud that people all over the world have enjoyed the healing benefits […]
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Gentle Bees with Magical Honey

Welcome to Meliponiculture. That’s a big word for raising some of the tiniest bees in the world, and at Luna Nueva we follow this ancient practice of beekeeping stingless bees to support the ecosystem and produce some of the most treasured honey of the world. These stingless bees are called Tetragonisca angustula, one of the […]
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A Chocolate Immersion At Luna Nueva

    A Chocolate Immersion at Luna Nueva   We take chocolate very seriously here at the farm. We also take it hot, cold, spicy, and sweet, in bars, confections, and happily, all throughout the day. It starts from our biodynamic practices, which focus on the life force of the soil and the united consciousness […]
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