Meet Dora Arellano
Dora Arellano has been managing Predio Dorita since 35 years. Dora is 76 years old and a proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Health is the main reason for Dora to farm organically, and she has been certified organic for 5 years . She is very aware of the damage chemicals cause, affecting personal and soil health. Dora uses farm waste, like palm leaves, to fertilize her oil palms. Not only does it help create healthier soil and retain water, it also provides shelter for wildlife. She regularly spots porcupine, possums, armadillo, sloths and ferrets. The Hibiscus she planted as a buffer zone to prevent contamination from the neighboring plantation attracts many hummingbirds.