La Granja gets in-depth coverage by Metropolis Magazine, one of the most influential design and architecture publications. In preparation for the Last Harvest Ritual this Thursday November 24th we clip the part on agriculture:
"Equally central to La Granja's concept is the farm itself, which is under the astute care of Andy Szymanowicz, who has spent the past 20 years organic farming throughout the United States. His experience in Northern California, where conditions are similar to the arid Mediterranean landscapes, proved especially pertinent, though he first needed to revive the centuries-old, long-dormant terraces by bringing in native soils from the island. The aging landscape was already home to olive trees and pine forest, as well as drought-friendly herbs like sage and rosemary. Szymanowicz has since introduced a menagerie of crops, including pomegranates, almonds, apples, peaches, plums, and figs. At present, one resident pig reigns supreme on the farm, but there are plans to welcome more livestock onto the grounds, including heritage breeds of chickens, blackface sheep, and black pigs native to the Balearic Islands."
Metropolis: Island Inspiration