“Bee green with Green Bee.”
To help create a greener future by implementing old school methodologies with new school technologies. Fertilizers created on the farm, by the farm.
Our mission is to run a biodynamic farm that offers a variety of beneficial products to the community and helps teach people about the benefits of holistic sustainable living.
Niko has always had a passion for farming. In Highschool he helped build one of the first carbon-neutral aquaponic facilities in the U.S. and studied Agricultural Business and Organic Horticulture at Colorado State University with an emphasis on cannabis. Because of federal guidelines, he left to work for Way To Grow, Boulder. Here he talked with grow managers and analyzed specific soil and fertilizer “recipes” that companies manufactured, realizing that some of the products listed as “organic” weren’t truly organic. Shortly after he went down to Colombia to work for his uncle’s cattle ranch where they ran 400 head of cattle and roughly 20,000 tilapia where basic things (tape measures, drills, and duct tape) were not available, this led to the question “how do we make fertilizers for the farm, on the farm?” Answering this by growing 4000 plants using soil tests, companion planting, and local ingredients, he has gained notoriety gaining second place in “The Headies” for his hemp flower.
Yuri started working on farms at 16 and worked his way up to managing a market garden behind a diner to supply it with extra vegetables, eggs and tomatoes. Later, he helped run a farm camp, teaching kids about the joy of gardening. it was here where he learned about rotating crops and cover crops and eventually went to school at University of Vermont, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science with an emphasis in soil science. During that time he also worked for the Lieutenant Governor of Vermont at his farm “Full Moon Farms”, Helping raise over 15 acres of organic produce that they sold through CSA’s and farmers’ markets. They used a system of rotating cover crops to build up soil nutrients in an orderly fashion, roughly rolling the cover crops into the ground both previous and following the planting of a cash crop. Now he currently works in Vermont on the identification and inventory of trees for landowners that are looking to accrue carbon credits based on trees present.
Angela is responsible for the Research Department and NGO specialist. She holds an M.A. in Political Science with an emphasis on Political Economy. During her studies she focused primarily on the goal of sustainability of global agricultural supply chains and improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers so that they can make a decent living while protecting the environment and contributing to the strength and stability of their communities. In New Zealand, she gained experience in farm work by working on a large-scale Feijoa farm, and in Vermont, she helped grow hemp on a certified organic farm. She also pursued a permaculture certificate in Colombia in 2019, focusing on bioconstruction, companion crops, and the principles of syntropic agriculture. As a researcher she seeks to uplift rural voices with particular attention to issues of climate change-driven land degradation, rural development, and food sovereignty. Within the framework of our project, she studies indigenous approaches to sustainable food systems based on ancestral knowledge and researches ancient recipes for fertilizers, remedies, feeds, etc.
Miguel is quite the homesteader! After going to Colorado State University for Medical school he realized it wasn’t the path for him and wanted to dive more into natural plant healing. He began to look at the cosmetic industry and realized how much synthetic ingredients are being used in makeup, toothpaste, soaps and more. This led him to develop Hunab Ku in December of 2018. As Covid came around, he built his own house 1 km into the Colombian Jungle where he had to bring everything in by mule. Here he had a completely off the grid house, taking into account how to build+maintain grease traps, composting toilets, solar panels, and more.
We value the people, animals and plants around us. Attuned to nature, we teach people sustainable methodologies to make the world a greener place.