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GOVARDHAN GARDENS
TROPICAL FRUIT TREE NURSERY

My tropical rare fruit tree nursery, central to Govardhan Gardens, is aiming at providing you the widest possible selection of fruit trees that grow in the Tropics.

It carries the most diversified selection in the Caribbean, including many exotic and rare specimens. You can choose from over 200 tropical fruit and nut species; customized, large orders require several months of preparation.

All trees are eco-organically grown, mostly in bioactive compost and healthy soils. The prices listed below refer to the smallest sizes (1-2 years old); medium-sized trees are between 2 and 4 years old; large trees are usually between 5 and 8 years old.

Most available rare fruit species are not listed on the web site because only small amounts are available for a short period of time.

As of recently, I am mostly designing and planting out entire fruit orchards in Puerto Rico, and my time for retail sales at my nursery is limited. If you want to visit the nursery, please give me sufficient notice for an appointment.

I am happy to share all the fruit pictures in higher resolutions as long as there is an acknowledgment and they are not used for commercial purpose.

NEWS 2015: A unique opportunity for serious rare fruit & nut, as well as bamboo collectors to support Govardhan Gardens by acquiring very rare species or trading collection species: Rare Fruit Tree Listing .

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ICE CREAM BEAN

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Ice Cream Bean, Inga spectabilis, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Ice Cream Bean
Botanical Name: Inga spectabilis
Max Size: 65 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-7 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $15

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Fruit Description
Very sweet and juicy aril covering the seeds; has wide appeal.
IMBE

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Imbe, Garcinia livistonei, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Imbe
Botanical Name: Garcinia livingstonei
Max Size: 25 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-6 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $28.00

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Fruit Description
Pulp is eaten fresh; sweet-acid, pleasant. Very difficult to raise from seed, but easy growing once it is established.
JABOTICABA

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Jaboticaba, Myrciaria cauliflora, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Jaboticaba
Botanical Name: Myrciaria cauliflora
Max Size: 6-12 FT
Time To Fruit: 5-8 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $18.00

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Fruit Description
Slow-growing, very popular fruit in Brazil: black, sweet fruit is grape-like in appearance. I am propagating five different species, that are close relatives of the common M. cauliflora, including a fantastic precocious type that fruits within 3 years and has a superior fruit quality, hardly matched by any of the various jaboticaba types.
JABOTICABATUBA

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Jaboticabatuba

Common Name: Jaboticabatuba
Botanical Name: Myrciaria grandifolia
Max Size: 12 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-6 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $20.00

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Fruit Description
Dark-red-purplish, relative of the common Jaboticaba. The fruits are tasty with a succulent pulp: they are consumed fresh or made into sweets, jellies, and wines.
JACKFRUIT

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Jackfruit, Artocarpus heterophyllus, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Jackfruit
Botanical Name: Artocarpus heterophyllus
Max Size: 35 FT
Time To Fruit: 3-5 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
Biggest tropical fruit in the world (it can weight over 100 lbs); seeds and pulp very popular in Asia; used fresh and cooked.
JAGUA

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Jagua, Genipap, Genipa americana, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Jagua, Genipap
Botanical Name: Genipa americana
Max Size: 60 FT
Time To Fruit: 3-4 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
Used for ice-creams, drinks, medicinal value (lowers blood pressure).
JAMBOLAN, JAVA PLUM

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Jambolan, Syzygium cuminii, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Jambolan, Java Plum, Jambul
Botanical Name: Syzygium cumini
Max Size: 50 FT
Time To Fruit: 3-5 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
Cherry-like fruit, good for jams, traditionally used to control diabetes. Occasionally, I also propagate a giant version of this fruit that is much sweeter and very pleasant to eat out of hand.
JAVA OLIVE

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Java Olive

Common Name: Java Olive
Botanical Name: Sterculia foetida
Max Size: 50 FT
Time To Fruit: 3-5 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $18.00

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Fruit Description
Tasty nut, eaten fresh, roasted or fried; interesting pod.
KAPUNDUNG

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Kapundung, Baccaurea racemosa, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Kapundung
Botanical Name: Baccaurea racemosa
Max Size: 50 FT
Time To Fruit: 3-5 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $32.00

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Fruit Description
Exquisite Asian fruit (3/4 inch - 1 inch). The flavor is sweet-sour and very pleasant. Kapundung is very prolific and produces within just a few years. The regular type is yellow; also available, a very rare and equally delicious red type ($30). Dioecious.
KOLA NUT

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Kola Nut

Common Name: Kola Nut
Botanical Name: Cola nitida
Max Size: 40 FT
Time To Fruit: 5-7 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $20.00

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Fruit Description
The seed is the source of refreshing stimulants that suppress fatigue, hunger and thirst.
LAKOOCHA

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Lakoocha

Common Name: Lakoocha, Barhal
Botanical Name: Artocarpus lakoocha
Max Size: 30 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-6 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
Interesting relative of the breadfruit; the mid-sized, tasty fruits are either eaten fresh or made into curries and chutneys.
LANGSATAN

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Langsatan, Aglaia acida, Aglaia edulis,         www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Langsatan
Botanical Name: Aglaia edulis
Max Size: 30 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-6 Years
Availability: Limited
Price - small size : $36.00

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Fruit Description
Rare Borneo fruit. The fruit resembles lanson (langsat) in size and flavor. It fruits during the winter time when hardly any other rare tropical fruits are in season.
LANSON, LANGSAT

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Lanson, Lansium domesticum, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Lanson, Langsat
Botanical Name: Lansium domesticum
Max Size: 30 FT
Time To Fruit: 12-18 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $20.00

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Fruit Description
One of the most popular Asian fruits; sweet and very pleasant. Slower grower but worth the wait. Currently, I also carry the closely related duku and and an exquisite duku-langsat.
LEMON, GIANT

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Lemon Giant, Citrus limon x medica, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Giant Lemon
Botanical Name: Citrus limon x medica
Max Size: 25 FT
Time To Fruit: 5-7 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
Giant lemon, mostly grown as curiosity.
LIME

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Lime

Common Name: Lime
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia
Max Size: 20 FT
Time To Fruit: 5-7 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $10.00

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Fruit Description
Used in kitchens all over the world, especially in Asia and South America; well known for it's medicinal properties. I mostly propagate thornless types.
LIME, RANGPUR

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Rangpur Lime, Citrus x                   limonia, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Rangpur Lime, Red Lime, Lemandarin, Canton Lime
Botanical Name: Citrus x limonia
Max Size: 15 FT
Time To Fruit: 3-5 Years
Availability: June 2012
Price - small size : $16.00

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Fruit Description
The Rangpur lime is a natural cross between lemon and mandarin with pleasant, acidic taste and beautiful orange color. Ornamental tree, medicinal value.
LIME, SWEET

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Lime Sweet

Common Name: Sweet Lime
Botanical Name: Citrus limettioides
Max Size: 25 FT
Time To Fruit: 3-5 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $12.00

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Fruit Description
Unique taste among the citruses; very popular in the West Indies and Central America; therapeutically used.
LONGAN

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 Loquat

Common Name: Longan
Botanical Name: Euphoria longana, Dimocarpus longan
Max Size: 30 FT
Time To Fruit: 3-5 Years
Availability: limited stock
Price - small size : $25

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Fruit Description
The sweet, aromatic fruit from the lychee family is popular all over Asia and has a distinctive musky flavor; air layers and grafted truly tropical varieties occasionally available. Most varieties sold in the Caribbean in the past were subtropical, and not ideally suited for PR's tropical climate.
LOQUAT

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 Loquat

Common Name: Loquat
Botanical Name: Eriobotrya japonica
Max Size: 20 FT
Time To Fruit: 6-8 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
The juicy, subacid, refreshing fruits are eaten raw, preserved, skewed, in compotes, and fruit salads, dried, made into jellies, pies, sauces, and drinks. Performs better in subtropical areas than in tropical regions.
LOVI-LOVI

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Lovi-lovi

Common Name: Lovi-lovi
Botanical Name: Flacourtia inermis
Max Size: 20 FT
Time To Fruit: 3-5 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $18.00

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Fruit Description
Highly ornamental and easy to grow, productive tree.  The fruits are the size of a large cherry and a glossy, dark red when ripe; some are sweet, but most are acidic; the main use is for making jams and syrups.  The tree prefers full sun and grows in a wide range of soils.
LUCUMA, TROPICAL

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Lychee, Litchi chinensis, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Lucuma, tropical; Jacana
Botanical Name: Pouteria multiflora
Max Size: 30 FT
Time To Fruit: 6-8 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $20

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Fruit Description
Sweet, rich fruit, similar like P. campechiana, but more creamy and with a more delicate and very pleasant flavor. Mostly eaten fresh out of hand, but also used for ice creams and smoothies.
LYCHEE

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Lychee, Litchi chinensis, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Lychee, Litchi
Botanical Name: Litchi chinensis
Max Size: 30 FT
Time To Fruit: 8-12 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : Inquire

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Fruit Description
Known as "the world's most romantic fruit": succulent, white and sweet juicy fruit. When fruiting, the tree is highly attractive; air layers/ grafted tropical varieties need to be pre-ordered (most of the cultivars that have been sold over the last few decades in Puerto Rico were subtropical).
MACADAMIA

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Macadamia, Macadamia integrifolia, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Macadamia
Botanical Name: Macadamia integrifolia
Max Size: 40 FT
Time To Fruit: 6-7 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
One of the best subtropical nuts.
MADROŅO

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Madrono, Rheedia madruno, Garcinia madruno, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Sweet Madroņo
Botanical Name: Garcinia madruno
Max Size: 18 FT
Time To Fruit: 6-8 Years
Availability: After October 2011
Price - small size : $28.00

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Fruit Description
It took me many years to find this madroņo type. Madroņos are usually quite acidic, and sometimes barely edible, but this type is sweet and has an outstanding fruit quality that matches the best species of it's genus.
MADROŅO, AMAZON

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Amazon Madrono, Rheedia magnifolia, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Amazon madroņo
Botanical Name: Rheedia magnifolia
Max Size: 25 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-5 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $25.00

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Fruit Description
Flavor sub acid, very pleasant, similar to achachairu and mangosteen; the fruits are rated as some of the best of the genus. Dioecious.
MALAY APPLE

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Malay Apple

Common Name: Malay Apple
Botanical Name: Syzygium malaccense
Max Size: 45 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-6 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
Ripe fruits are crisp and juicy, with a mild refreshing, sub acid flavor.
MAMEY SAPOTE

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Mamey Sapote

Common Name: Mamey Sapote
Botanical Name: Pouteria sapota
Max Size: 50 FT
Time To Fruit: 7-12 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
Popular fruit in the tropics; rich, sweet and distinctive flavor. Ideal for smoothies.
MANDARIN

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Mandarin

Common Name: Mandarin
Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata
Max Size: 18 FT
Time To Fruit: 3-5 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
Fruit has long been prized for its distinctive sweet flavor and aroma. Various grafted varieties available.
MANGO

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Mango

Common Name: Mango
Botanical Name: Mangifera indica
Max Size: 30 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-6 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $18.00

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Fruit Description
Early, regular and late cultivars available; grafted mango cultivars: Colombo Kidney, Palmer, Tommy, Atkins, Haden, Pascual, Parvin, Julie, etc. Inquire about pricing.
MANGOSTEEN

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Mangosteen, Garcinia mangostana, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Mangosteen
Botanical Name: Garcinia mangostana
Max Size: 35 FT
Time To Fruit: 7-10 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $25.00

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Fruit Description
Regarded as one of the most delicious and best flavored fruits in the world; purple, sweet melt-in-the-mouth fruit. Very slow grower; takes over 10 years to produce fruit.
MAPRANG, GANDARIA

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Maprang, Gandaria, Bouea macrophylla, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Maprang, Gandaria
Botanical Name: Bouea macrophylla
Max Size: 30-50 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-6 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $25.00

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Fruit Description
The flesh of good varieties is sweet, juicy, melting and very aromatic.  The first cultivar producing at Govardhan Gardens tasted like a combination of apricot, mango, and pineapple.  There are also sweet-sour and sour types, which are occasionally available. Slow grower and producer.
MARANG

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Marang, Artocarpus odoratissimus, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Marang
Botanical Name: Artocarpus odoratissimus
Max Size: 30-50 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-6 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $18.00

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Fruit Description
The flesh of good varieties is sweet, juicy, melting and very aromatic.  A true feast for a sweet fruit lover! .
MAYAN BREADNUT

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Mayan Breadnut

Common Name: Mayan Breadnut
Botanical Name: Brosimum alicastrum
Max Size: 75 FT
Time To Fruit: 5-6 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $20.00

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Fruit Description
Seeds are eaten raw, boiled, or mashed like potatoes, made into juice and marmalades, or roasted, when they develop a nutty cacao-like flavor.
MEMBRILLO

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Membrillo, Gustavia superba, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Membrillo
Botanical Name: Gustavia superba
Max Size: 18 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-7 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $20.00

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Fruit Description
Large-leaved ornamented tree with spectacular flowers and edible fruit. The orange-yellow pulp around the seed is eaten fresh or cooked. High in vitamin A, B, and C.
MENTENG

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 Menteng, Baccaurea dulcis, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Menteng
Botanical Name: Baccaurea dulcis
Max Size: 20 FT
Time To Fruit: 3-5 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $38.00

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Fruit Description
Medium sized, rare Asian fruit with intriguing flavor, sweet, juicy with hints of coconut and apricot flavor; dioecious.
MIRACLE FRUIT

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Miracle Fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Miracle Fruit
Botanical Name: Synsepalum dulcificum
Max Size:15 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-5 Years
Availability: Most of the time
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
Anything acidic eaten shortly after eating this fruit will taste sweet. Regular and rare, giant type available.

MOCAMBO

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White Cacao, Mocambo, Theobroma bicolor, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: White Cacao
Botanical Name: Theobroma bicolor
Max Size: 30 FT
Time To Fruit: 6-7 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $20.00

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Fruit Description
Spectacular appearance; the tasty fruit is eaten fresh; seeds are either eaten fresh or roasted or used for cocoa butter and to make chocolate.

MOUNTAIN SOURSOP

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White Cacao

Common Name: Mountain Soursop
Botanical Name: Annona montana
Max Size: 25 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-6 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $18.00

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Fruit Description
Lesser known relative of the guanabana (soursop), with similar appealing flavor.

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Sadhu Govardhan is an independent thinker, eco-organic farmer, tropical rare fruit connoisseur and researcher. Extensive journeys for over twenty years have allowed him to study indigenous cultures and different life styles throughout the world.

His first publications on philosophical and spiritual topics were published in Europe and translated into several languages. He now lives in Puerto Rico and has dedicated himself to researching and growing tropical food crops and promoting alternative farming methods. He is currently involved with consultant work and inspiring and developing educational organic role model projects in the Caribbean.

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I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has helped out this project over the years. Even if I can't acknowledge all of you individually since so many people have supported Govardhan Gardens in so many ways, I certainly remember every one of you.

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ECO LIBRARY

This revamped page is Govardhan Garden's new "eco library". You can find videos, links, articles and other media about relevant environmental topics.

Please contact me if you know of any additional good links that you think should be a part of this library. Thank you. 

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