Colombian grower Valley Springs is currently building a new large farm on 150 ha in Mesopotamia, Antioquia. The 100 hectare that they will use for cultivation will allow them to grow their hydrangea and seeded products production by 200%. The 50 ha remaining land will remain a native forest conservation. So far, they have 39 ha planted and is already producing.
Antonio Nicholls and Mike Henriquez.
With this "mega project" as Valley Springs CEO / Co-Founder Mike Henriquez calls it, Valley Springs want to increase their varieties of hydrangeas, expand the range of colors and grow their calla crops. "35 percent of the land will be planted with white hydrangeas, 35 percent with colored and 30 percent with seeded products such as callas, eucalyptus and others."
Currently 39 ha of the 100 ha is planted, already producing and it is expected that by the second semester the amount will increase. "For 2019, we hope to cultivate 2 million stems." This is on top of their 5 million stems they are already producing annually at 10 different farm locations throughout the Rionegro Valley in Medellin, Colombia.
Besides expanding their product range, they also want the farm to become a type of theme park, attractive to their customers, for their employees, for the community and visitors. And the 50 ha of native forest conservation enables them to reach this aim.
The project will generate 100 direct jobs and this makes Henriquez and the team of Valley Springs very proud. “This mega project that not only benefits our company but also brings progress to the region and benefits for our clients”, Henriquez concludes.
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