Vivero

VIVERO AMIGOS DEL MAGUEY Y LA BIODIVERSIDAD

Cycles of maguey in the vivero (nursery) part of this project is designed to serve different purposes

In this first cycle (June 2018-August 2019), approximately 15,000 agaves are being transplanted to lands;  lands under control by mezcalero families, including but not limited to those rezpiral works with.

11 different agave varietals, all germinated from seed: Tobasiche, madrecuish, barril, tobala, potatorum, jabali, espadilla, tepestate, mexicano, and mexicanito. Another cycle of maguey from seed are in the beds growing before being relocated to the beds after the first cycle leaves the vivero; arroqueño, sierra negra, espadilla, tobala orejon, mexicano, coyote and tobala. Done under the following principles:

  1. To support independent, small-scale mezcaleros in planting and sustaining their own sources of agave. Even the most well-planning mezcalero families are typically forced to buy agave from sources, and this puts small scale producers at risk and vulnerable to monopolistic behaviors of others.
  2. To share the responsibility of sustaining populations of endemic agave and the production of agave, which our products take from.

MILPA – under construction

BOTANICAL GARDEN – under construction