“Out here sweet” or “I didn’t know they had places, like this in Barbados, this is amazing!” are a few of the things Paul Bourne, owner of PEG Farm and Nature Reserve hears from people on a daily basis when they visit his lush eco-friendly haven. What elicits such effusive responses is the beauty, peace and serenity that take over the senses when experiencing this piece of Bajan paradise.
PEG Farm and Nature Reserve which stands for Project Eco Green, sits on 108 acres in Easy Hall, St. Joseph, is unique to Barbados in its approach to sustainable agriculture as well as its focus on raising environmental consciousness. During the walking Eco Tours, visitors learn about biodynamics, free range animal husbandry and broad acre permaculture. This new style of agriculture practiced at Peg is aimed at regenerating the earth and creating healthy organic food. There is also a medicinal garden that highlights the traditional use of native Barbadian plants.
During the tour you might encounter a peacock strutting his stuff, along with any number of farm animals including hundreds of chickens, plenty of pigs and some curious cows roaming freely.
Getting immersed in nature is easy to do, as Peg’s wide expanse includes a blue green park where all you can see is blue skies, blue seas and green trees. The massive forest in the reserve has hundreds of species of plants and trees and Barbados’s only suspended tent campground. Along the forests edge there are amazing views from Bathsheba all the way to North Point in St. Lucy.
If you’re feeling hungry after exploring, you can grab a bite from the Chrysalis Café, which provides a delicious farm to table dining experience.
Peg Farm and Nature Reserve has everything you need to plug into nature and recharge your soul.