PROJECT & WORKSHOPS
Govardhan Gardens is an experimental, constantly
evolving project. It took over a decade of hard work and
dedication to develop it into the most diversified tropical
fruit, nut and bamboo farm in the Caribbean. The history of the
project is summarized on the Vision
research and practical work at my farm are geared towards
food self-sufficiency and sustainability. Over the years, many friends, supporters and helpers
have enjoyed observing the development of the project, and thousands have
toured the farm.
Below some services I offer and ways you can connect with Govardhan
1. Tropical seeds for exchange and sale
2. Customized fruit orchard designs
Cottage for interns/volunteer helpers
4. Help with Land Search
HOW YOU CAN GET CONNECTED
TO THE PROJECT
Sponsor the planting of a
For $10, you
can sponsor the planting of a tree at Govardhan Gardens. Another
option is to donate a tropical fruit, spice or nut tree that is
a new addition to the collection (see "the collection species").
a tree will be planted in your name and a commemorative, permanent
plaque will be installed. All donors are recognized on the
Sponsors and Friends” page.
Volunteer at Govardhan Gardens:
Please read my article about volunteering at
Govardhan Gardens: Volunteers . There are
unlimited ways to help out at the farm, whether it is only for an
hour or for several days. You can also "adopt" (keep it clean and
design it in any
way you would like) a small area within the farm and take care of
it on a regular basis.
Students of the Mayagüez College can do their summer practice at
Here a good example of practical
PLANTING RARE TROPICAL FRUIT
& NUT TREES,
PLANTING RARE TROPICAL
FRUIT & NUT
IMPROVING AN OLD
BAMBOO BRIDGE DESIGN (ONLY FOR EXPERIENCED
UP A BAMBOO WORKSHOP AREA
Donate literature or
Donate books or DVD's about anything related
to tropical fruits, herbs, farming, self-sufficiency, tropical pests and diseases, sustainable cultivation, alternative energy,
construction, natural medicine, etc. Volunteers and visitors will
benefit from this library. Send to: Sadhu P.O. Box 8132,
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 00681.
Exchange or donate rare
tropical fruit, vegetable, herb or bamboo seeds:
(See seed page).
Help with editing and translating articles from English to Spanish
Help to promote “Oro Verde – Securing the Future of our Food”:
( click here to see description
of my book).
Collaborate on self-sufficiency oriented
projects: If you’re a
local artist, artisan, organic farmer, herbalist or other
alternative/natural professional, I am happy to connect with
you for collaboration on projects.
Share your positive
experiences about Govardhan Gardens: We have a long way to go in order to help cause changes
for a better future, and sharing positive experiences of meaningful
projects is a good step in this direction!
Exchange web site links: I am
happy to exchange links with anyone who has a meaningful
sustainability oriented project. By linking to www.organicfarm.net, you help
people around the world to get in touch with a tropical role model
2009 BAMBOO WORKSHOPS AND ECO-SEMINARS
Oro Verde Foundation is dedicated to promoting
sustainable education and is inviting you to our work shops
and seminars. Our first workshop was held at the Tropical Tree
House in Rincon from August 24-26, 2009.
The topics covered sustainability, bamboo
history, tropical bamboo species, composting, new tropical
fruits with high potential and practical
The participants were a
lively, happy and very positive group from Puerto Rico and
(See pictures below).
If you would like to give a workshop or
conference or if you want to participate in one of our next
workshops, please contact me at
The only workshops I currently give on a
regular basis at this
time, are goat keeping workshops. The next bamboo workshop is planned