Farm Village Minitrip
[Ginger Garden Day Tour]
Walk into the farm village, experience the lovely mountains, embrace the clouds, and breathe in the scent of the land.
1. Slow hike up to "Guanyunlou" and enjoy the view of Guandaoshan
2. Visit and pay respects to the local Enchugong God at "Shengheng Temple"
3. Enjoy a lovely "Ginger Themed Lunch" at Mile High Café
4. "Pick seasonal fruits" and learn about the fun of farming at Mile High Café
5. Make "DIY Products" with the freshly picked fruits at Mile High Café
To embrace Nature, start with environmentally-friendly farming
Environmentally-friendly farming means being friendly towards the land, the produce and nature. We grow produce without pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or herbicides. Looking at the massive destruction to nature and soil, as well as long-term impact on human health caused by pesticides used in the past, we started to reflect and gradually transitioned from common farming methods to environmentally-friendly farming.
The process of the transition incurred many risks and challenges, such as in produce harvesting, which lasted three to ten years. While plants recovered, we used that time to change its dependency on chemical agents, which means inevitable diseases, bugs, repeated manual weeding, and the symbiosis with wild animals. The limited harvest from natural farming ecology makes the produce even more precious; it also creates trust and builds the confidence of farmers and consumers.
We hope you will join us in supporting environmentally-friendly farming, and create a friendly and natural cycle.
[Tips for Planting Ginger]
Ginger is a tropical herbaceous plant with yellow-green blossoms and roots with pungent odors; it is suitable to grow in wet gravel. When planting ginger, just cut the root and place in the soil. The ginger will grow rapidly; as ginger is a year-round plant, it could be grown for 1 - 2 years: 6 months for tender gingers, 6 - 8 months for halfway gingers, and over 8 months for ginger roots.
[Steps of Growing Ginger]
Prepare gravel soil
(mixed fine and coarse sand)
Cut ginger root into triangular shaped sizes (top wide, bottom narrow)
Place the ginger pieces into the soil, with the pointy end downwards; cover until soil is 70% full
Water once every 2 days, until ginger has fully grown