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Loving the May Flowers in our Delicious Southern Zone of Costa Rica


​Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder... Rumi

Welcome to many new readers ... so happy to see amazing people with great ideas & sweet spirits finding their way down here.

Thanks for all the help in getting old ads removed or updated ... we are still working on it .. so if you have any ... please let us know!

Just got in organic Medjool dates, organic maple syrup, nutritional yeast, organic tobacco, organic neem powder, and good supplies of fluoride free toothpastes! Also now carrying delicious Asian salads ... a very satisfying meal.

Really appreciate any glass bottles or jars for recycling ... we use them for many things and share with others too. We also recycle closed egg cartons ... very helpful. We have organic eggs to put in them .. really delicious & healthy.

Colorado University Says Osa, Costa Rica Forests May Resist Climate Change

Most of you already know ... but really worth mentioning this again. Thanks to Amy Schrift & all who worked on getting our Canton to be the first with no agrochemicals allowed to be used in public places. This is a great start and here is a very nice article on this.

Our dear friend, Diane Britkze is now offering Bioresonance / Biofeedback Sessions and receives excellent feed back. Check our Services page for more information on this wonderful modality.

Deepest condolences to our Cheryl Kirby on the loss of her beloved husband, Gerry ... we send our blessings to the many who loved him.

Russ Giles & his extraordinary wife, Sheri Cooke, are known & loved by many of us. Russ is blogging about his adventures in the caja system and his surviving some challenging surgery. Join us here to read Russ's humorous account. Get well Russ ... we love you!

Marguerite is on the mend after her emergency mastectomy ... she just expressed her deep appreciation for the help & love she has been receiving and asked me to pass it on to you. Here is an update on her condition and situation ... thanks for any and all help you can offer.

We're looking for housesitters for our Beautiful custom home in Canaan de Rivas for 6 months starting May 22 -end of November 2 bedroom +cabin washer dryer riverfront Please call Simon 87294321

Hola housesitters! housesitters wanted for our lovely,artistic house and wonderful parque,near Agua Buena.14 years of lovely creation it took! We will provide private Internet, water&electricity. Looking for reliable homestaybody,(no pets) from end of June til 2nd Sept.Must water little greenhouse and keep house clean.Reference preferred. There are regular bus connections to A.B.P!ease contact for more info:

Michael Mittbach 2734 0809 birnathom69@hotmail.com Gracias

Live close to town yet in the country in beautiful Quebradas.

2 bedroom / 2 bath Garage

$600 includes power & water

Call Dennis at 8755-0683

Lovely 1 bedroom 1 bath with river sounds

Nice balcony overlooking Quebradas river

On bus line ... convenient to town

$425 includes power & water

Call Dennis at 8755-0683

For a well priced, comfy house in the 'campo' of San Vito, please check out this little beauty, just $50,000 now.

Becca’s Mango Chutney… Sweet Organic Mangoes and Manzanas Nacionales (Costa Rican Apples) make up the base of this delicious and complex condiment. The addition of Organic Indian Curry Powder, sweet onions, chile dulce, ginger, raisins, apple cider vinegar, organic cane sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon makes for a chutney you can eat straight from the jar. It’s a perfect condiment for any Indian dishes (vegetarian or meat curries especially), a glaze for meat, tofu, or vegetables, and according to one of my customers, it also makes a great vanilla ice cream topping! Definitely something to try if you’d like to brighten up your meal! 100% AWESOME y siempre hecho con amor!

Grease is the word! Please join us for a fun afternoont Costa Ballena's kids(ages 4-14) act, sing, and dance their hearts out! They have put so much dedication into this show and are super ecxcited to share it with our community. Jungle Dance (Kelly Sylvester) has teamed up with Pied Piper Productions (Sharon Boucher) from California to bring you this incredible production! Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, 2 pm, Roca Verde, Dominical **After the Saturday show stick around for a fun dance party!! Roca Verde restaurant will be open for business. Tickets: c 5,000. Available at MAVI Hotel, Dominical; Lick It!, Uvita (starting this Saturday) and directly from Kelly at Starlight Studio (Mon/Tues afternoons) or where ever you can catch her :)

Check Events page for full information.

There will be a Natural Building Course held at our good friends in the Osa's organic farm, Finca Morpho in May. Check out all the details here