Hello everybody. I have done a lot of things in my life so far, and I will try to share some of that later, but what I want to talk about right now is the fact that I am now one of the co-owners of a new organic, sustainable Fruit Farm and Eco-Village in SE Ecuador.
AUTHOR/WRITER ~ ORGANIC FRUIT FARMER
FORMER PUBLIC ACCESS TV TALK-SHOW HOST & PRODUCER
RAW VEGAN/FRUGIVORE ~ DIET & SELF-HEALING CONSULTANT
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This has been a dream of mine for a long time, to have my own small organic fruit farm in the tropics. And now it is a reality.
The farm has been in operation for almost two years already, but it will taker another five years before production becomes sustainable.
Many varieites of fruit trees have been planted, and more are planted every day.
But many of our trees are already producing fruits, such as lots of Bananas and Papayas, plus plenty of Cacao and Plantains. Also, some Rollinias are starting to ripen and produce. The more exotic young fruits will still take three or four more years to produce fruit.
I am new to the organic farming business. In fact I am new to any kind of farming or growing of fruits or vegetables. But I am ready to learn! Luckily my friends have been at this fruit farming work for three years already, and they have accomplished great things.
I am part of a group of Vegan Frugivores who have invested in what is becoming a growing system of Fruit Farmin the upper Amazon region of southerast Ecuador.
Right now we have two farms, Terra Frutis (started in 2013) and Fruit Haven (started 2015). My property is at Fruit Haven.
The two farms are both on the Zamora River, and we have a motorized boat that can be used to travel between the farms, or to towns, etc.
Malcolm in South Florida, 2016
My friends and co-owners have planted many hundreds of fruit trees, including several varieties of Bananas and Papayas, Rollinias, Soursop (Guanabana), Mangoes, Ice-Cream Bean, Jackfruit, Cempedak, Pineapple, Marang, and many other fruits too numerous to mention.
But the Number 1 most prized Fruit Tree being planted are Durians. These are probably the most reveered and loved of all fruits among the ever growing population of Frugivores, worldwide (see photo below). And my friends have planted hundreds of these on one of our sister farms (Terra Frutis), as well as hundreds more being planted at our other locations.
Durian Trees take about 5-7 years to start producing Fruits. And by that time the entire Fruit Farm should be in full swing, full production, with various exotic fruits ripening on the trees.
Fresh Ripe Durian
One thing we already have plenty of is BANANAS! Lots of excellent Oritos and some other varieties.
With Friends & Co-Owners, Jason & Peter
At the footbridge across the Rio Zamora 2016
Both Fruit Haven and Terra Frutis, besides being Fruit Farms, are also Eco-Villages. We strive for the best possible sustainable, organic and natural permaculture based farming and living systems. Our aim is not just to produce great fruit, but to do it in a way that is a great example to both the local population and the worldwide community as well.
The owners of Fruit Haven, especially, have joined together as a community of like-minded individuals who consume no animal foods, and we are very conscious of the environment and the wrold's eco-system. We want to return our section of the Earth to its natural and most perfect state, as a food forest and ecological preserve.
The plan is for this Eco-Village system to grow into a sustainable living community.
Both farms have similar aims, but in somewhat different styles.
Volunteers come from around the world to participate and help work on the farms and be a part of the communities. And some owners will be living there full time.
I do not intend to live on the Farm fulltime. I will mostly only go there for visits and to get work done.
In the next few years I will be planting more fruit trees and planning the construction of a simple living structure.
As the years go by and the village and farm grow, it will become a far more desirable place to be, and I will probably spend more time at the farm at that point.
But for now, and for the forseeable future, I will be living in Vilcabamba, a great little town in a mountain valley about 175 miles southwest of my farm.
Here, I will be working on some new books and working to upgrade everything connected with my writing & media career. I will also be available for Consultations via email or Skype relative to Detoxification, Diet & Self Healing.
By the way, there is a lot of interesting information regarding my former and future books, as well as my old public access TV shows via the links in the menu at the top of this webpage. I will be adding to the website as time allows.
If you would like more information about Fruit Haven Eco-Village,
For information or to start a consultation with me via email or skype,