Pure Land Farms (Gelephu, Bhutan)
The Gelephu area of Southern Bhutan is a treasure trove of botanical diversity, near healing hot springs and protected wildlife sanctuaries with rich subtropical and Himalayan foothill forests, wild elephants and other rare species. It is a lush, subtropical paradise, and many Sowa Rigpa herbs grow very well in the area. The first phase in the project will be to begin cultivation of medicinal plants. The primary species will be ‘black agar,’ the Aquillaria tree so highly prized for its aroma and medicinal properties. This will be complimented by other trees and unserstory plants, following principles of permaculture and sustainable herbal cultivation.