My neighbor and I started THIS secret project and you should too
We’re in this together.
Ahh… nothing like a nice breeze, the warm sun, and the smell of island paradise hitting you every morning.
People all over the world wish for a life of relaxation and wealth. And while most of us know what relaxation is, many people have yet to understand the true meaning of wealth.
If the power went out, you couldn’t find a soul in sight, and you were literally stranded, like on a deserted island, what kind of wealth would you actually want and need? That’s the kind of wealth I’ve created for myself and thousands of other people around the world.
Every autumn I take off from my mountain garden property and adventure all winter long at my island getaway. I practice what I preach. Homegrown food is just 100x better…
From vegetables to fruit, rabbits to chickens, my food supply is always homegrown.
Yes, it’s difficult to grow your own food in a new place, but never impossible. When I first moved to Puerto Rico, I searched for the perfect place to live. It took a while, and I stayed at Airbnbs. While I woke up enjoying the breeze, I wasn’t satisfied — I didn’t feel right not growing my own food. So days after arriving on the island, I got to work.
The Airbnb wasn’t a true garden escape like they advertised. There was minimal sun and grow space in the yard. I started working with neighbors nearby, and then it hit me: guerrilla gardening.
Guerrilla gardening is the act of gardening on land that the gardeners do not have the legal rights to cultivate, such as abandoned sites, areas that are not being cared for, or private property.
The local beach trail looked like a good place to start. On my way to the public beach in Puerto Rico, the universe led me to my mystery man… First I found a bucket, then I noticed that someone had also planted trees nearby when I found a plot for food production.
And there he was, Alexis, my neighbor, and his friends growing a food forest where I grow food too. Wow. It feels great to know that I’m not the only one growing food by the beach. Someone’s got to feed the iguanas — they eat almost anything!
I’m trying to grow food for myself and the community. He’s trying to restore the forest since the public beach access was created.
Check out our conversation on the importance of growing food.
Why not grow food abundantly on public land? We’re in this together.