Fruit Haven is a village for fruit-lovers in Ecuador.
At Fruit Haven Ecovillage, we are creating a sustainable eco-village and a functioning permaculture fruit farm. We hope to inspire local farmers to see fruit production as a profitable endeavor; an alternative to deforestation and cattle grazing.
Our community values are important to our unity and success:
- A strong work ethic: Responsible care-taking of the land to maintain and increase production of fruits and vegetables
- Permaculture methods of farming
- Consuming primarily raw, unprocessed, plant-based foods (see: diet and lifestyle)
- Living a life free of alcohol and other hard drugs
- Maintaining spiritual health through meditation and yoga
- Maintaining physical health through regular exercise
- Doing our best to help the people, animals, and plants around us
- Protecting individual liberty by maintaining de-centralized community organization
Located in the foothills of the Andes on the edge of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador, the tropical climate is ideal for durian, marang, rollinia, mamey sapote, jackfruit, papaya, and much more. The farm already produces bananas, rollinia, plantains, papayas, abiu, black sapote, oranges, peanut butter fruit, local/wild fruits, and many tropical perennial vegetables such as katuk and malabar spinach.
Contact us to inquire about staying as a volunteer, joining as a community member, or buying into the project as a trustee with your name on the land title.
At Fruit Haven, we envision a worldwide network of decentralized, autonomous, primarily raw and plant-based communities, operating in a sovereign manner, with a comfortable balance between the rights of individuals and the functioning of the community. Growing an abundance of our own fruits and vegetables and eating a plant-based diet will provide the physical backbone of superior health, while non-violent communication and consensus-based decision making processes will provide the organizational backbone of a resilient and successful community. Through the use of permaculture methods of cultivation, we will help to restore the world’s ecosystems to their healthy natural state, while creating an example to guide others. Above all, we celebrate health, wholeness, and connection to nature in a community of conscious fruit-loving individuals.
Check out the YouTube channels of some Fruit Haven members/residents:
Raw Healing Mastery: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-aAXny9WURneqNNIf9GjpA
Peter Csere: https://www.youtube.com/user/YourBrainOnFruit
Jason Kvestad: https://www.youtube.com/user/Jahmastasunherbalist
Fruit Adventure Boris: https://www.youtube.com/advexplor
Raw Viking - Rob Rehnmark: https://www.youtube.com/user/xvxCAROBxvx
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