TROPICAL FRUIT TREE,
SEED & BAMBOO NURSERY
HURRICANE UPDATE 06/06/2018:
Hurricane Maria turned out to be the most damaging natural disaster in Puerto RIco's recorded history. An estimated 460 million trees were destroyed. Vast parts of the local infrastructure were damaged or obliterated. Govardhan Gardens as it used to be does not exist anymore: while house and cottages received practically no damage; most of the farm's vegetation is either damaged or completely destroyed. The entire nursery area was flattened. There is so much devastation at the moment, that it will take a total of 15-18 months just to clean up the farm again, and much longer to re-plant it. The time, energy and resources required to do that were completely out of my reach. Fortunately, some generous souls came to the rescue and a good part of the funds required to save the farm have been raised by April 2018.
After having been without electricity for over 5 months, it finally came back at the end of February. The phone lines will remain down for several more months. The water supply was flaky for the first 5 months but is more stable now. Due to these circumstances, I will only be able to receive very few visitors, and I won't be able to process any nursery orders for some time.
If you want to support the project in any way, you can send donations via Paypal to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please make sure to declare any payment as "Hurricane Relief Donation! Thank you!
For anyone who wants to donate goods, the most important item at the moment are chains for the chainsaw (Stihl MS 290, FarmBoss, 20" blade). Chains are currently sold out in PR but we will have to go through approx. 90 chains until the end of 2018.
Here a link of the chains required:
The updates of the fundraising effort and he acknowledgement of all donors can be found here:
Thank you all for your understanding and support!
located close by Mayaguez (Puerto Rico)
is an eco project and a high quality tropical
rare fruit tree, seed & bamboo nursery.
Its goal is to inspire a natural life style,
care for the earth and environment,
as well as to encourage independent
living and thought,
grassroots social cooperation,
and meaningful, self-sufficiency oriented lifestyles
outside the grid of a media/consumer-created culture.
- 10.5 acres of land: environmentally sound
and sustainable eco-organic cultivation.
- No chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides etc.
ever used on the farm or in the nursery.
- Private seed-bank of numerous culinary and medicinal
herbs and other tropical crops.
- Arboretum areas provide conservation space
for important trees from the tropics.
- Eco-organic herb, spice and vegetable cultivation.
- Tropical bamboo nursery and collection.
BAMBOO COLLECTION SPECIES
Tropical Seeds for Exchange and Sale
Customized Fruit Orchard Designs
Bamboo Nursery and Resources
Tropical Fruit Tree Nursery
Goat Sales and Services
Land Search Assistance
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