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Here is an Ecuador organic business option. There is great interest in organic farming in Ecuador.

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Here, for example, is an organic training garden in Cotacachi, Ecuador, sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture and Peace Corp.

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where Ecuadorian farmers are…

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trained in sustainable agriculture.

Ecuador has a growing interest in organic farming that can help you earn extra income.

This is one of our Ecuador import tours entering this organic garden.  We were only the second visitors to the project.

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The group met the Peace Corps volunteer at the juice bar being installed. The juices, of course, will come from the organic fruit and vegetables in this Ecuador organic garden.

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Here is Kenji Tabery, the Peace Corps volunteer who is working on this Ecuador organic garden project, speaking to our group.

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The garden also has a center where products that are 100% organic and fair trade are made by the local indigenous woman’s group.  These include healing creams, herbs, spices, lotions and such.  Here is the center at the Ecuador organic garden.

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We are excited about this project because I have asked our hotel, Inn Land of the Sun, (formerly Meson de las Flores to buy as much of their organic produce as it can… such as this organic quinoa that is growing there.

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There are some terrific recipes that can be produced from these organic crops and they have produced a cook book, “Ally Kawsaymanta”  (Good life) … in published in Spanish only for now.

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Expect to see some of these recipes show up at our restaurant Quinoa Cafe.

Our foundation, Land of the Sun has also agreed to help support this Ecuador organic garden. Our first under taking is to finance the production of a brochure for them.

The group also loved the music center at the Ecuador Organic Garden.

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Walking in one notices…

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The reeds behind the garden which are used to make the pan pipes and flutes. Here is the group learning about the value of music and organic gardens.

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Jobs in North American, in the traditional sense, will be harder to get in the upcoming era.

However there will be greater opportunity for those who look for and solve problems that are personally important.

For example if environmental problems are important to you,  think about sustainable farming.   America only has two million farmers.  Their average age is 55.  Sustainable farming needs small-scale, local, organic methods rather than petroleum-based machines and fertilizers.

There is a dramatic demand for more small sustainable… small  modern farmers… small business people who become skilled in heirloom produce and new ways of marketing.

This is one reason why I have been posting messages about EnviroSafety Bio Wash and farming.  This green agri product creates opportunity in Ecuador… or any farming society.

Many Ecuador farmers use chemicals but many do not.  The farmer of this land near Cotacachi has let it grow fallow

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so the milk from these cows is organic.

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Nearby are more organic cows that produce milk for this organic Swiss cheese served at our seminars.

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There is also an organic vineyard about ten minutes from our hotel.

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We serve their wine.  Here are delegates at our recent real estate tour visiting a nearby indigenous organic garden sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture and Peace Corp.

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Organic herbs, spices and medicinals from here.

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Here is a great business opportunity that can create profit and help this village or farmers in almost any poor country around the world.

For years I have been writing about an organic soap – degreaser  that I became  enamored with  than a decade ago when after trimming one of our outside Christmas trees my hands were covered with pitch. The manufacturer had given me a bottle of his cleaner and it was amazing how it cut through the pitch.   This changed the way we clean everything because this cleaner is organic, bio degradable, non toxic, and cleans really well.

We use this on everything because though it is totally organic and readily biodegradable, it is a potent germ killer.

I wash my hair with it yet I have a copy of a lab report from Davis Analytical Laboratories in Sarasota, Florida which shows that two to three drops has the same effect as one drop of clorox.

Then it was discovered that this cleaner and some derivative formulas make excellent bio washes, fertilizers and even pesticides (though they cannot be sold as such in some countries).

I introduced this product to the arborist we have been using to fight the Wooley Adelgid blight in the Hemlocks of North Carolina.  He has told me that he has used this (as we do) to effectively stop the blight.

These solutions are certified free of all carcinogens, including the ones described in this article.

One of he world’s largest retailers did an intensive study of all “green” and “environmental” cleaning products and discovered that these cleaners are the only truly green ones.

Many other “safe” cleaning products contain ethylene oxide and dioxane, both known to cause cancer.

Here is where the opportunity comes in.  The product can help organic farmers in many countries. Mexico is one good example.

The first small test sample of the cleaner was formulated for farming and sent to Mexico in June 2007.

A PhD Chemist from Poly Tech Institute tested it on five acres of sweet corn in Guanajuato. It was past the normal planting season but he planted anyway. The stalks grew to eight feet tall and the ears were much larger than normal. The stalks were so robust and healthy, that after the harvest, he sold the stalks for cow feed.  Here is the corn.

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tall and with these long ears.

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Corn is the biggest crop in Mexico. The average Mexican corn farmer earns about $100 per acre. Dr. Rico’s five acres brought him approximate $2,000 or $400 per acre.

In Nuevo Italia,  another farmer treated approximately 1,000 mango trees. He advised that his increased averaged 300 additional mangos per tree and earned an extra $60,000 income.

Antonio Gutierrez, La Ruana, owned 70 acres of diseased limes. In 2007, his total income was only $18,000. He tested this BioWash on several rows and had positive results.

Here is Antonio in front of a tree that had been diseased but recovered after BioWashing.

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In 2008, Antonio BioWashed his entire 70 acres.  By February, which was mid-season his income had already soared to over $100,000.

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His quality had increase so significantly that he received six pesos per kilo instead of the normal four pesos per kilo. His yield has increased dramatically. Instead of the usual 2 to four limes per cluster, some clusters had over ten limes.

The photo above shows Antonio and our friend, Ted Tidwell,  holding a cluster of eleven limes.

Antonio was so pleased with his lime results, he BioWashed 25 acres of papayas. Instead of tall, spindly Florida style papaya trees with only a dozen small papayas, his trees produced 60 to 100 giant papayas.

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In Antonio’s area, the papayas season normally runs from January to May or June. In November, 2008, Antonio’s friend, Pedro visited our plant. Pedro advised that Antonio was still harvesting and selling papayas in November. He ships them to Los Angeles labeled “Pesticide Free.”  Antonio’s income from 25 BioWashed acres is estimated around $1,000,000.

Antonio hired 20 additional men to help harvest his produce, thus reducing the need for those men to leave for the U.S. for employment.

In farmlands southwest of Guadalajara, tomato growers had unsuccessfully attempted to protect their crops from insects by growing them inside greenhouses. They achieved success with BioWash.

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Farmers who BioWash perennials such as squash and tomatoes extend their productive season. Dr Rico’s brother grows backyard tomatoes. His vines continued producing tomatoes for 12 weeks rather than the usual six weeks. He discovered that BioWashed tomatoes remain edible up to six weeks after harvesting.

A squash grower increases and extends his “Pesticide Free” squash harvest.

Here is a farmer BioWashing a squash vine and…

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and a large, pesticide free squash.

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See three tips for developing a small internet business to market sustainable farming.

Gary

Join us in North Carolina this June 24 to 27 to learn more about Quantum Wealth. June 24-27 Quantum Wealth and International Investing and Business North Carolina

Our North Carolina courses in 2010 will be conducted in the new…

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West Jefferson Hampton Inn.

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Just opening this June 2009 with very nice rooms and…

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really great…

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views.

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During this course we’ll enjoy an organic  wine tasting at the New River Winery. Here are delegates at a previous wine tasting.

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We’ll also have an informal afternoon tea at our summer home in the mountains. Here are delegates at our house with Lucy our Appaloosa.

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May 9-12       Super Thinking + Spanish Course, Cotacachi Ecuador

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Merri, Shaman apprentice Don Alphonso with Jean Marie Butterlin who will conduct our May Super Thinking + Spanish and Shamanic courses.

May  13-14    Ecuador Shamanic Minga

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You can also enjoy a May or June real estate course and save on multiple tours.

May  16-17    Imbabura Real Estate Tour

May  19-20    Coastal Real Estate Tour

May  22-23    Quito Real Estate Tour

May  25-26    Cuenca Real Estate Tour

June 30-Jul 1 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

July 3-4      Coastal Real Estate Tour
July 6-7      Quito Real Estate Tour
July 9-10     Cuenca Real Estate Tour

Mother’s Day roses in Ecuador.

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