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For the last eight years I have lived in the beautiful paradise that is Puerto Rico. What a journey that I have been on. The road has led to this point in time where I was deciding to stay or leave, a decision I struggled with because I love this island. So much magic all in a condensed area. But the decision was made easy when I finally was able to obtain farm land to create my vision of creating a magical food forest filled with the abundance of life. In this post I will write more about my journey and the farm.
The start of my journey
Initially I came with my savings to open a business here because I wanted to open up a beach bar / party place, being that I was a DJ and a bartender. You could read more on why I moved to PR here,
One day you open your eyes and decide to start changing your perception and perspectives because you become aware of these layers of conformity that we have conformed to. In the many beautiful places here in nature is where I found the self. Where I became aware of the mask that I chose to where, the cultural programmings.
I was not the person who I thought I was, I was only the facade. I became aware of the negative aspects of my being and I decided to start changing those aspects. To become the change the world needs. So my journey took me on another path, where I quit drinking alcohol, became a vegan and started to walk around with signs to raise awareness to the litter problem here on this paradise as I became captain planet.
I decided to be the guardian of the beaches and rivers that I went to. Which I did for the last 5 years as grew a profound connection to nature, thus why I grew a connection back to the self. I became radically wild.
I did a lot in the little time that I have been here. My journey nearly ended this past February as I was shot in the head for recording a family leaving garbage. That totally changed my perspectives on many things, namely leaving the island and seeing the rest of the world.
I was so close to leaving this beautiful island, but the beautiful rivers and beaches held me back as I did not want to leave this paradise as I felt that there was more for me to do. I always enjoyed growing food and flowers and felt that I was good at it. I attribute sticking my hands in the dirt to my growth, which is why always say I don’t grow plants. They have grown me.
After being shot. I had to retire from doing what I did for the beaches and rivers. I felt there was nothing left for me, but I still knew that I could work with mother nature in a larger capacity. I could be a tool to reforest and protect the land. I have a vision for a sustainable future. All I needed was some land.
Found a new home in Puerto Rico
I was able to get the land that I wanted in Puerto Rico, a magical place with a huge forest all around me. Very fertile land to grow all the things I would like to grow. I hope to create a model for others to get inspiration from.
The farm came with an old concrete home that is a fixer upper. Now I was always against having concrete anything. But it is a lovely home. Eventually I plan is to live in the forest on a bamboo tree house, among the trees and the creatures.
I plan to live off the grid and my goal is to be totally self sufficient. A wonderful soul, an artist donated his one and only solar panel to me. So I am on my way. I am accepting donations below so that I could get other items as well, such as a cistern for collecting rain water as there is no rain water or electricity on the property.
Trees in my farm
I continue to hope to inspire change with this next project that I am working on in my farm. Which came with a wonderful food forest already established. The farm has many avocado trees, breadfruit, Grapefruits, Coconuts, Guanabanas or Soursop, Noni, Quenapas, Guava, I believe mango as well.
Trees that I will grow
I look to introduce many wonderful fruit and flowering trees. Here is a list of trees that I have in mind. Cinnamon, Jackfruit, Grummichama, cashews, cacao, vanilla,more mangos, tamarind, oranges galore of all types, lemon, lime, lychees, the list goes on and I have the space for it all.
I also look to grow lots of flowers and flowering trees, the birds, bees, bats, butterflies and other creatures need food as well. I hope to create a sanctuary habitat for them to all thrive in. When you look up from above , I want to see an array of colors. This farm will be my canvass and I will paint the art of my visions.
My plan to see the world will have to wait, but I hope to get this farm up and running with food so that I can travel the world and have a home to come back to. This farm will be my sanctuary. Where I look to continue to improving who I am in my enchanted forest.
Puerto Rico is paradise
Puerto Rico is such a paradise and I feel like the people have taken this island for granted. Many don’t realize what they have here. This island is paradise. The land is so fertile, yet many people don’t grow anything. 85 percent of the food is imported, which is a shame. But I look to become a tool and grow an abundance of food and again hope to inspire others to start doing the same.
In deciding to stay, I felt that Puerto Rico needed more people like myself, who wants to see change. I hoped to inspire that with my signs and with my messages that I post on social media and on this website.
I look forward to inspire more people by sharing more videos of my thoughts and from the farm as I will take you all on a journey of everything that takes place in the farm. So please subscribe to my youtube radicallywild and subscribe to my newsletter down below, where you will receive a monthly update on any new post.
Please consider donating
If anyone would like to donate to my project to help pay for fruit trees and seeds. Visit this link. I also accept gift certificates from seed companies such as bakers creek. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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You are amazing.. thank you for your passionate work to help the island .. beautiful words of what it’s like to transform oneself into the human you were meant to be!
Jivan Wild says
thanks for the comment. truly appreciate it