Family Owned Meraki EcoFarm is located in beautiful North Central Florida.
Rich in history, North Central Florida boasts an abundance of outdoor activities, natural wonders, and one-of-a-kind destinations, all infused with Southern charm. Discover the Capitol City of Tallahassee; kick back in tiny, eclectic Cedar Key, visit beautiful Springs or hunt for scallops in Steinhatchee.
Hydroponics & Microgreens
Hydroponics is a way to skip the soil, sub in a different material to support the roots of the plant, and grow crops directly in nutrient-rich water.
There are multiple approaches to designing hydroponic systems, but the core elements are essentially the same.
Microgreens are phase in the plants life when they're 10-14 days old and most concentrated in nutrients, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants like sulforaphane. There are studies that show this!. Do your own research.
Not only are microgreens pretty garnishes, they also provide tons of health benefits. Among these benefits are up to 40 times more nutritional content than their adult counterparts. Like vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, and unique medicinal compounds.
Arts & crafts
In these especially trying times of physical distancing, pandemic fears, and cultural discourse we all need art – art making, art appreciating, and art sharing. Science is helpful to understanding why and how, and yet we already know the arts are essential to us as humans.
We share art as a tool for self-expression and self-exploration.
The focus remains on the participants in charge of their own exploration. The fact that this process is therapeutic DOES NOT make it art therapy.
Art therapy is actually a legally separate institution and field of practice.
AgriTourism & Pet Zoo
With less than two percent of Americans living on a farm, the public is becoming more and more removed from farming practices and agricultural production. Consumers are more interested than ever in learning where their food comes from, and the technological advancements behind producing that food.
Agritourism provides an excellent opportunity to open meaningful connections between agriculture and the public.
Equine-assisted therapy encompasses a range of treatments that involve activities with horses and other equines to promote human physical and mental health. The use of EAT has roots in antiquity, and EAT applies to physical health issues in modern form dates to the 1960s.
Permaculture is an innovative framework for creating sustainable ways of living. It is a practical method of developing ecologically harmonious, efficient, and productive systems that can be used by anyone, anywhere.
By thinking carefully about the way we use our resources – food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs – it is possible to get much more out of life by using less. We can be more productive with less effort, reaping benefits for our environment and ourselves, for now, and for generations to come.
This is the essence of permaculture – the design of an ecologically sound way of living – in our households, gardens, communities, and businesses. It is created by cooperating with nature and caring for the earth and its people.
AgriTourism - Agriturismo
What is the meaning of agriturismo?
The word agriturismo is a combination of the Italian words agricoltura (agriculture) and turismo (tourism). An agriturismo is effectively a farm designed to also receive guests, whether for food (lunch and dinner), holiday accommodation, or a combination of the two.