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In the musty, tiled apartment of the family of Hindu devotees that hosted us, they offered us durian.
The family and my father proclaimed:
”It has such a strong smell! Like gasoline!”
“Will you like it? It’s okay not to like it.”
I don’t remember having much of an opinion, except that it was an expansive creamy texture that was heavier then I expected. It felt pretty incompatible with the other foods that we had been eating: typically rice, curry and puris with our hands.
My father, Swami Vittalananda Saraswati, had brought us along on his trip to lead services for a family of Malaysian devotees of Shree Maa.
I am looking for a natural expanse where:
On this land, I would assemble one or few shelters made of earthen materials (such as cob).
If this place does not exist or is not available to me, I can compromise in the meantime by cultivating a food forest on naked-safe land.
I believe that a primitive lifestyle is a basic right to all people. By fostering a stable, livable climate and growing fruit trees that evolved to feed primates, we provide a baseline of wellbeing.
Durian trees are ultra-tropical. The farther away from the tropics that one seems to grow them, the larger of a grow movement is needed to foster its ideal growing climate.
I welcome others who would join me on this path. This platform, LeelaMaps, is intended for coordinating the development of ecofriendly spaces.
Where I live at this time (April ‘23), the affordable durian has been frozen, and the fresh durian was picked underripe.
When feasible, I consume a durian a day, which is the majority of what I eat.
Pictured is the Naturist International map of naturist/nudist spaces in SE Asia. If you know of any other spaces that are safe to be naked in this region, or other regions that grow durian, please post it here (for privacy, set visibility to email@example.com).
Nearby, at Mama’alawe Farm
Dai Thanh often has competitive prices on:
Durian grows in this region
King Fresh Fruit & Dried Seafood sells fresh durian whose seeds can be germinated.
Price: $15/lb, ~$75/fruit
Fresh durian is a complete food. By investing in a fresh durian, you enjoy a full spectrum of nutrients and seeds that can be germinated to grow durian trees.
Volunteer propagators with Lupin Gardens would be happy to germinate provided durian seeds.
Donations to Lupin Gardens can be left at the Lupin Lodge front office.
Text 724-326-3426 to coordinate dropoffs and visitation of plants.
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