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:
- 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.
- 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