Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Packing Pineapple into Shipping Containers

The pineapple must be carefully containerized for overseas shipping and here a container is filled with delicious juicy Naturewalk Brand Pineapple:

Ginger is almost ready for harvest

The ginger in Naturewalk is almost ready for harvest:

Shipping Pineapple to New York

In addition to cleaning, preparing, packing and shipping Naturewalk's own agricultural crops, the Naturewalk Farm Center acts as a cooperative and distribution center for locally produced crops.

Here is some Naturewalk brand pineapple being prepared and packed for shipment to New York:

Monday, March 9, 2015

Homes in Naturewalk from just $69,900

There is a new opportunity just launched in Naturewalk with Casita's starting at just $69,900.

View from one of the lots

Details are as follows:

  • This launch pricing is limited to the first 5 homes sold in the Casita Range. 
  • Two home sizes are available in this launch offer - 31.75m2 (342 ft2) and 37.95m2 (408.5 ft2). The design of both homes is the same - it is the 31.75m2 home design in the brochure. The 37.95m2 home is 1m2 bigger "all round" giving an additional 6.2m2 (66.5ft2) of living space 
  • Prices are $69,900 for the 31.75m2 home, $77,900 for the 37.95m2 home. 
  • The price includes the home, the lot (1800m2 / 19,375ft2), carport, driveway, landscaping, all utilities, bio-filtration sewage system, decking and air conditioning but doesn't include furniture or appliances. 
  • The homes are designed to be easily extended. 
  • The lots are located in Naturewalk 3 and you can see the view from one of the lots above (imagine waking up to this view every morning) 
See more details and a brochure at this link:

Thursday, March 5, 2015

China to phase out commercial logging in natural forests

China to phase out commercial logging in natural forests. The State Forestry Administration (SFA) has made
public plans to phase out commercial logging in the country’s natural forests.

In the first stage, commercial logging in natural forests in the key forest regions in the Northeast and Inner Mongolia will be halted. The loss of around 50 million cubic metres of annual harvests from the natural forests in China will add to the already huge gap between demand for timber and supply.

Commercial logging in natural forests to be phased out President Xi Jinping has signalled that all natural forests should be protected. According to Zhao Shucong, Head of the State Forestry Administration (SFA), China will stop commercial logging in natural forests in three stages.

In the first stage commercial logging in natural forests in the state owned forests in the Northeast and Inner
Mongolia will be halted. These areas provide around 2.56 million cubic metres of logs annually. At the same time logging bans will be piloted in state owned forest farms, collectives and individual natural forests falling outside protected forest areas.

In the second stage commercial logging in other categories of natural forests will be phased out but logging
will continue non natural forests falling within collective and individual non-natural forest areas. The final stage
will be the cessation of commercial harvesting in all natural forests by the end of 2020.

China has implemented a Natural Forest Protection Programme (NFPP) for the past 16 years but the forests in many provinces have not recovered as anticipated. It is estimated that almost 200 million hectares of natural forests need to be protected but currently only 64% fall with the NFPP.

The loss of around 50 million cubic metres of annual harvests from the natural forests in China will add to the
already huge gap between demand for timber and supply and greater reliance will fall on imports until sufficient plantation areas can be established.

Source the International Tropical Timber Organization newsletter. Click here to see the newsletter

Monday, March 2, 2015

Beautiful Home in San Isidro De Heredia reduced to $1,100,000 for quick sale

Beautiful Home in San Isidro de Heredia

Magnificent 750m2 Home in San Isidro de Heredia - $1,100,000

  • This magnificent 750 m2 home in San Isidro has recently been reduced from $1,400,000 to $1,100,00 to faciliate a quick sale. Standing on a spacious 10,745m2 (2.65 acre lot) of park like property in a friendly neighbourhood, this home has access to the the center of San Isidro and all its facilities, whilst maintaing privacy.
  • The property is fully fenced and walled with electric gates. The roofed parking area for up to three cars also has a guard room and storage area. The home has been constructed with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship and boasts Spanish and Italian floor tiles and hardwood ceilings
  • The home design is airy, and well ventilated with large windows and air conditioning or heating are not required
  • San Isidro is a lively town of 17,500 with a very temperate climate and located just a short 30 minute drive from San Jose. Here you have the best of both worlds - quiet country life in the friendly town of San Isidro and easy access to the bustling capital, San Jose.
  • If you are ready to step off the treadmill in to a magnificent home that that exudes the concept of pura vida you owe it to yourself to take a look. Please contact us for more details
  • Home Size  :   750m2 (approx)
    Bedrooms  :   3
    Reception Rooms  :   2
    Toilets / Bathrooms  :   6 (master Bath has Gym & Jacuzzi)
    Kitchen  :   1
    Diningh Room  :   1
    Living Room  :   2
    Study  :   2
    Maids Quarters  :   1
    Swimming Pool  :   15 x 4 m, within a roofed and enclosed terrace, solar heated with jacuzzi
    Lot Size  :   10,745m2 (2.65 acres)

    PRICE US$1,100,000