In this post I will write about a wonderful soul who donated his one and only solar panel off his roof to help me out with my new home.
I was finally able to get me a farm in beautiful Puerto Rico to grow the food forest that I have always wanted and continue to work with mother nature more profoundly. A place where I will grow many fruit trees and flowering trees for the birds, bees and butterfly. I found my sanctuary surrounded by a beautiful forest.
Off the grid
The farm came with a very old concrete home that needs repairs. It has no windows nor does it have doors. It has no electricity or water near the property. Which is what I wanted as I wanted to create something self sustainable and off the grid. My plan was to get a solar panel and catch rain water at a much later time.
After hurricane maria, I went about 8 months without electricity and I enjoyed it. It was a time to disconnect and connect to this beauty all around us. Hurricane maria was not destruction, it was a rebirth. But I will write more about that on another post.
Artist donates his solar panel
I asked people who follow my facebook pages @radicallywild and @SalvajePR for donations of any used materials that they might have. It was great to see many people offering things to help me out.
One man quickly replied and offered me a solar panel, then a power saw, then plantains, even a screen for my door. At first I was very apprehensive after all the things I have dealt with from the many threats I have faced, slicing my car tires at the beach on three occasions and being shot in the face, all for being captain planet and speaking out about garbage.
I did know anything about him but I decided that I will meet this man at his home. I get to his home and he climbs over to his roof and removes his one and only panel off his roof and hands me it. Then hands me huge power saw. I was very surprised to say the least.
He tells me he is an artist and showed me his paintings which were very beautiful. He makes a living off his art. Which is why I found this to be incredible for someone to do what he just did. He did not even realize that he did was incredible, since as he told me, he is used to helping out others. He could have easily sold these items, but he decided to do something selfless. This is a soul who would take his shirt off his back to help another human being and that is something that we need more of in this world.
People are helpful in Puerto RIco
That is one great quality many of the people here in Puerto Rico have. They are very helpful. if you ask for directions on the side of a road, they will want to get on the hood of your car and guide you, either that or they start dancing pointing towards the way… Go straight, see a yellow rock, make a right then you will see a frog, if you see an iguana you went to far..
This is the type of mindset that we should cultivate in this egocentric society. Start cultivating values of respect and consideration for one another. Treat each other as the brothers and sisters that we are.
I am very thankful for this donation and the donation of others. Please visit his social media page on facebook @davilafinearts, see his beautiful artwork, the art that he paints with his heart.
Please consider donating
If anyone would like to donate to obtain fruit trees and seeds to help with my project of creating a food forest.. Please visit this link. I also accept gift certificates from seed companies such as bakers creek.