A look at life on a restorative farm with our farmer, Don Juan.
Buenos días a todos. Good morning, it’s dawn here in Costa Rica and as the sun rises so do I. For more than 50 years, I’ve been happily getting up with the sun, heading out at dawn to tend to the thriving plants on my farm.
Those plants haven’t always been as healthy and happy as they are now. For many years, this morning light made visible those parts of my farm which, instead of a lush green, were a sad brown. Production was still okay. But, could it be better?
When Thrive Natural Care entered my world about five years ago the answer became clear.
The same plants that I’m about to check on are also in this face wash.
I work really hard every day so that these native plants are strong and healthy. That way, down the road, people can enjoy all the healing benefits they have.
And as people want more of my plants and these products, I can plant more and keep my farm going strong as well.
I’m proud that my hard work keeps this cycle going.
¿Cómo estás? How are you?
At the farm, I ask the Fierrillo how it is doing. And I tell it that today is harvest day.
Some of my neighbors may think I’m crazy for talking to my plants. But I’m not. I’ve been growing crops since before many of them were born. And I know there’s a right way and a wrong way to grow strong, healthy plants.
A bunch of botanists have been here to analyze my plants. They are amazed at how healthy they are and ask me, “How do you do it?” I just smile and tell them, “I talk to my plants.”
Gracias. Thank you, Fierrillo, for working hard every day to grow so big and be so healthy.
Maybe it understands, maybe not. But I do believe that plants feel my positive (or negative) energy. So I try to always be positive, treating those plants how I would wish to be treated.