the second best time to plant one is now.”
We envision a shared future of creating a fruit forest while reducing harm to plant and animal life. Our aim is to influence, educate, and be a functional example for the world, showing how to provide for one’s own basic needs. We seek independence and relief from fiat-based economies and hierarchical structures through the cultivation of a decentralised, friendly, and compassionate environment. Striving towards self-improvement in our communication and total health, we choose to appreciate the abundance and enjoy life.
Community Mission Statement
The mission of Terra Frutis is to spread permaculture fruit forests throughout the tropics and subtropics so that we can produce food for humans in a sustainable manner without destroying the world’s delicate ecosystems or our own health. We plan to educate and influence farmers and consumers regarding vegan permaculture methods of decentralised food production as well as healthy eating and lifestyle. Through the creation of bountiful permaculture fruit forests with small-scale, self-sufficient communities of empowered individuals meeting their own needs, minimising harm to all animal life, and leading physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy lives themselves, we will provide an example that will propel our ideas and methods across the earth. Via permaculture reforestation of pastures, deserts, and other areas destroyed by conventional farming and lifestyle habits, we will begin to heal the earth’s ecosystems from the damage caused by human societies. Via extensive outreach programs, educational literature, and fruit-based permaculture courses, we will share the information and techniques necessary for individuals and organisations to take on a similar mission.
Meaning of “Terra Frutis”
At first glance it may appear to mean “Fruit Land.” Terra does indeed mean “land” in Latin. However, “Frutis” is an Etruscan word for “Venus.” Venus is an important fertility symbol in ancient mythology. Fruit, being the reproductive organ of the plant which bears it, also symbolizes fertility. “Terra Frutis” can be said to mean “Fertile Land.” Indeed, of utmost importance in our sustainable agroforestry methods is consideration of soil fertility, soil conservation, and high production of that which sustains us – fruit and oxygen.