Peter Csere is the co founder of the Terra Frutis eco village and the Fruit Haven eco village. Both of these are vegan and fruit based communities based in Ecuador. He is also helps to run the Amazon Fruit Festival that takes place in January each year.
Check out http://www.terrafrutis.com or http://www.fruithaven.org for information about the communities.
For information about Amazon Fruit Fest go here:
Or you can message Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter’s personal website: http://www.yourbrainonfruit.com
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02:36 Did you grow up with permaculture or veganism in your background?
04:08 When did you start making changes to your diet and lifestyle?
05:09 Where you originally looking into veganism or other diets also?
06:38 When did you start to go towards a vegan diet?
07:17 Did you learn about raw veganism quickly after going vegan?
08:18 How did you find out about 30BananasADay.Com and how did you get involved?
10:17 Did you notice a difference between raw vegan and vegan?
11:11 Many people were thrown off of 30BAD, what did you think about what when on in that website?
12:44 Was it on 30BAD that you had the original conversations about trying to buy land and growing fruit?
13:41 How did Terra Frutis come about?
15:57 A lot of intentional communities do not last. What have been the challenges of creating this community and how did you overcome them?
18:12 Many people would think you can just find land, invite people and everything will work out. What is the reality?
19:39 Tell us more about this part of the world…
21:30 Let’s talk about some of the wild life in this area
22:29 How many trees and types of fruit do you have growing here?
24:19 How can people find out more about Terra Frutis and Fruit Haven and find out more?
25:35 A warning for those who are investing into buying land in intentional communities
26:25 What is the difference between Terra Frutis and Fruit Haven?
28:15 What are the benefits to living here and living in community like this?
28:57 Are there any downsides to living here?
29:48 Do you feel there are psychological benefits to living in nature and around fruit trees?
30:42 How did the Amazon Fruit Fest start?
33:32 What do the activities of the festival include?
34:40 Is the festival a good way to visit for those who may wish to purchase land?
35:23 Tell us about the realities of buying a plot here and developing it
37:35 Tell us about your own piece of land and what you have done with it
38:35 For people considering coming here, what type of comomon principles that will they have to fit in with?
39:23 What are your plans for the future?
40:30 How can people contact you or the communities?