Food Forest Past, Present & Future

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2014
Canada-based couple Soa & Simon made the big decision to move to Ecuador. Received their residency. Began to search for their plot of land while working on the road. And had their first daughter Lily.

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2015
Bought their perfect plot of land (11 hectares to be exact). They moved in and started to build their yoga farm.

2016
Survived a magnitude 7.8 earthquake! Forced to live in tents without electricity. Began to connect with neighbors, and to build out the house. Soa went back to Canada to work. 

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2018
Soa completed her yoga teacher training and hosted her first yoga retreat at the farm. Continued to prevent erosion and provide soil stabilization by planting vetiver around the premise of the farm. 

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2017
Simon returned to Canada. Soon after the couple walked down the aisle, they returned to Ecuador. Began the volunteer program and started soil production and erosion control on the farm.

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2019
Let there be internet at the farm! The couple was able to expand their online presence and connect with people all around the world.

2020
Pandemic put tourism to a complete halt. The family survived another tough year after the 2016 earthquake. Though they are grateful to have enough food successfully grown on the farm and the birth of their second daughter Lulu.

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2021 & Forward
Recovering from the pandemic, the couple has been working hard to expand their business nationally while carrying out their mission. Learn more about the mission here.

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THREE WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

+ Become a volunteer

+ Make a contribution

+ Adopt a tree

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