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Retire in Ecuador & Help the World


Here is a way to retire in Ecuador and help the world… and your health and wealth.

This message looks at how to invest in green international investments.

More on that in a moment.

First, here is an Ecuador retirement income and lifestyle idea that can help the world.

Retire in Ecuador and run a small organic farm.

This perfect retirement in Ecuador farm begins it cycle with these guinea pigs.

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The farm has many of them in these cages.

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Clover on the farm feeds them.  Their manure helps organically fertilize the corn.

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The corn husks are mixed with manure to be used as fertilizer and the corn feeds the…

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doves…

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chickens and…

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pigs.

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All of these more manure to grow the main crop!

Actually even if you are not ready to retire or live in Ecuador… this idea make sense because big problems create big opportunity.  The idea is growing.

Here is an excerpt from this week’s USA TODAY article entitled “On tiny plots, a new generation of farmers emerges”

Joseph Gabiou walks the fields of Wobbly Cart Farm with a practiced eye. He kicks dirt into place to keep the wind from blowing the protective covering off a row of organic broccoli. The seedlings are vulnerable to the flea beetles that came in the spring, just as longtime farmers in this valley told him they would.

To a new farmer, that’s crucial information. The farm, started five years ago, is young. But so is the 33-year-old Gabiou at a time when the average age of the American farmer is 57, according to the Department of Agriculture. The 2007 agriculture census found that more than one-quarter of all farmers are 65 or older.

Wobbly Cart is also tiny, just 6 acres. Nationwide, the average farm is 449 acres.

But Gabiou and business partner Asha McElfresh, 32, differ from typical farmers in another way. Wobbly Cart, say agriculture specialists, is part of a movement in which young people — most of whom come from cities and suburbs — are taking up what may be the world’s oldest profession: organic farming

“I’m seeing an enthusiastic group of young people all across the country who want to get into farming,”

For those who want to retire on a farm in Ecuador click here to see a six acre organic farm in Ecuador at Retire in Ecuador on an organic farm

For those who do not want to retire in Ecuador or retire at all…  investing in green still makes sense.

Water equity investments especially could get warm soon.

Here is an excerpt recently sent to our multi currency lesson subscribers:

A recent message on Green and Ecuador cars message looked at how investors can cash in by investing in green shares that are vital to society in the long term… but are depressed more than the norm due to short term economic concerns.

This economic distortion may be especially true of water shares.

I am looking for water shares that have extra value now and I began by looking again at our Green Portfolio.

There are six shares in this portfolio and in 2007 the portfolio rose 266%. In 2008 it fell 208%.  This phenomenal rise and fall were leveraged by a two times loan in yen.

I am not ready to leverage anything yet but some of these great shares may make sense as a medium or long term investment.

Name                                           Sector                Currency
Vestas  Wind Turbines            Alternate Energy      Danish Kroner
Q Cells   AG                          Alternate Energy       Euro
Seche                                  Environmental           Euro
Novozymes                          Environmental           Danish Kroner
Hyflux Ltd                            Water                       Singapore Dollar
Kurita Industries                  Water                       Japanese yen

Two of the six shares in this portfolio are involved with water purification and China and Kurota provides diversification into the Japanese yen which has been strengthening.

Kurita offers an investment in one of the world’s greatest economic concerns.

Water is at the forefront in economic development in the US, especially in the West.

Emerging nations have a water crisis as well.  Hundreds of Chinese cities are facing water shortages; farmers in the most-populous nation are foregoing millions of tons of grain production every year. Per-capita availability of water is expected to shrink to alarming levels by 2030.

India has a similar concern. According to the World Bank, by 2050 demand for water in India will exceed all available supplies.Therefore the green portfolio did exceedingly well before the crunch.

Now many in the market are worried that environmental shares will suffer, because the economy cannot afford to invest in the environment.

Water concerns cannot wait long especially with two of the world’s fastest growing economies facing serious water concerns, there is plenty of fundamental room for growth.

I also noted that both of my financial advisers had something good to say about Kurita without asking.

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Big problems create great opportunity and few problems are as big as the environment and sustainability.  Whether you want to retire in Ecuador on a farm or invest long term, think organic and green.

Gary

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Or join us and learn more about living and retiring in Ecuador.

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Read the entire USA TODAY article entitled “On tiny plots, a new generation of farmers emerges” at http://content.usatoday.com/dist/custom/gci/InsidePage.aspx?cId=citizen-times&sParam=35644752.story

Ecuador Coffee & Rose Fragrance


Yesterday’s message looked at Ecuador coffee and opportunity in coffee shares.

One of the great joys in Ecuador at our hotel, Meson de las Flores, is the aroma of Ecuador coffee and the fragrance of flowers at breakfast.

Here is our balcony coffee table at our Meson suite. See how to stay here for a month.

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A reader just sent this question asking about Ecuador rose fragrance.

Gary, I have a friend who would like to order Ecuador roses for her wedding.  I know the last time we ordered roses from Ecuador, they didn’t smell.  Is that happening to all the Ecuador rose farms or can she request Ecuador roses that smell?

The answer is that commercial Ecuador roses (probably all commercial roses) are hybrids that are focused on strength, color and durability at the expense of fragrance.  Most of the time Merri and I receive flowers that have aroma but not all the time.

The fragrance that roses have in natural condition that attracts bugs.

This is a reason why for commercial rose growing purposes that roses are cultivated so they do not have scent. Imagine over 100,000 roses at an Ecuador farm with fragrance, that attracts so many bugs that it would not be impossible to keep those bugs out of the fields.

Another reason is that fragrant roses tend to die sooner than roses that are not fragrant.

During shipping from Ecuador the roses expel gases.   Since the rose are shipped from Ecuador in a closed box the gases damage the flowers.

However there is a simple solution to have fragrant Ecuador roses that we use. We simply put a drop rose essential oil  in the water with our fresh Ecuador roses.  The fragrance is fantastic. If you want more, add a diffuser and the entire church will smell like a rose garden!

I sent this reader the solution and she replied:

Great idea on the oil.  I found out last night that that’s what my aunt did
on the wedding roses you sent for my reception too.  No wonder
they were so potent.  She says she does this all the time at home.

Having a bottle of Rose Otto essential oil around the house is a wonderful idea… to perk up the flowers in your home… to make rose water for drinking.  Merri and I put one drop on our pillow at night.  The fragrance is heavenly.

Rose is referred to as “The Queen of the Flowers”, and is the universal
symbol of all aspects of love.

Rose oil has been used for its medicinal properties and also has been the most prominent aroma for perfumes ever since human beings started using plants and essential oils for medicine and perfume.

There are many varieties of Rose essential oil, and the “Rosa damascena”
variety, a/k/a Rose otto (mostly from Bulgaria) is known as the very finest
of Rose oils. It is also one of the most expensive essential oils due to the
yield of oil per flower. It takes 300 lbs of rose petals to distill down to
1 oz of pure Rose essential oil.

The natural chemical make-up of rose is one of the most complex of all essential oils which is why it is so difficult to reproduce synthetically. This is good … Rose knows how to protect herself and deliver her true medicine and message from Mother Nature.

Rose is traditionally used to regulate the systems of the body, mind, and spirit. It
is the Oil of the Heart. It has been traditionally used for its antiseptic,
anti-inflammatory, and cooling properties.

Rose essential oil is one of the best essential oils for skin care … especially for sensitive and maturing skin. Put a drop on a cotton ball or handkerchief and keep this precious aroma carrying the true essence of the Rose flower around you.

Rose otto registers very high on the hertz frequency scale and delivers a
spiritual aroma. It can dramatically lift your spirits amongst the dross of
the world or the tasks of the day. It has always served human beings in the
most reverent way.

Our friend, the Oil Lady Candace Newman wrote:

Rose otto is the only one we carry … there are some other rose
oils.

Rose maroc is another well known one that is thicker and a deep red amber
color…it is a heavier rose and a little musky or earthy aroma as
compared to Rose otto.

Rose otto is the clearest and highest vibration and  aroma.

Putting a drop of rose oil on a 100% cotton, cotton ball …. or a
nice little handkerchief or piece of cloth, is a lovely way to enjoy the
aroma and have the properties of rose around you!

Candace also shared a tip for rose oil and weddings.

The purest and deepest rose aroma one can experience is pure Rose
essential oil. The most exquisite and well known as the finest of Rose oils
in the world is Rosa damascene … ie Rose otto, which  of course is also the dearest of them all.  There are 30 ml in an ounce which requires 300 pounds of rose petals.    Thus 4 mls of this oil is $196.95.

However, there are other varieties that are not as expensive.  There is Cabbage Rose (Rosa centifolia or Rose maroc) and another one is Tea
Rose ( Rosa indica).

To enhance the aroma of your flowers  add drops of rose oil to the flowers, or put a few drops in a bowl of warm water.  You can also put some in a room
diffuser…there are many on the market.

Tucking a cotton ball in close to your heart with 1-2 drops of Rose oil on it is absolutely lovely for yourself and everyone who comes anywhere near you. That would be lovely for the bride!  Cotton balls make perfect personal diffusers….as does a pretty lace handkerchief that she could carry or have in her bouquet.

Candace only offers rose otto essential oil which you can order here for $196.95.

Rose otto 4 ml

I also use Candace’s Rose Otto – Lavender – jojoba oil blend.  his has the wonderful rose otto fragrance at a far lower price.

This blend: Soothes & balances.
Nurtures the heart & sense of well-being.
Gentle & quiet.
Grieving & compassion.
Comforting to the heart.
Establishes feelings of love & peace.
Rejuvenates tissues.
Mother’s nurture.
Calming.

Heart Chakra and is far less expensive. One entire ounce (30 ml) is only $12.95. Order here. 1 ounce $12.95

Rose Otto – Lavender – jojoba oil blend

Until next message, we hope your day and life is coming up roses.

Gary

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I have just sent our multi currency email course subscribers a report on coffee related shares that now have a strong upward trend.

Enroll in our July 24-26 seminar and I will enroll you in our multi currency course and send this coffee investing report free. You save $175.

Merri and I love our life in the Blue Ridge… the rushing streams and..

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cool, green forest.

We invite delegates to the farm for lunch and we’ll take a walk through the woods with delegates who would like to…

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enjoy nature and the views.

We’ll have a wine tasting of Blue Ridge organic wines. Here are delegates at the tasting last year.

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I have just sent our multi currency email course subscribers a report on coffee related shares that now have a strong upward trend.

Enroll in our July 24-26 seminar and I will enroll you in our multi currency course and send this coffee investing report free. You save $175. July 24-26 IBEZ North Carolina