Maya Papaya’s vision is to be a holistic, nourishing, healing, educational and creative agri-tourism space anchored by a working farm incorporating principles of:
- Organic agriculture
- Natural, biodynamic farming
- Veganic farming
to co-create a sacred space where the community comes together to explore, learn, and grow into more balance, harmony, and conscious well being with each other and our earth.
We see small scale farming, and the re-localization of a natural, diversified food supply as a gateway for all us of to examine broader ideas of how we live together in community, and begin to identify and act on what we can do individually and collectively to move in the direction of higher consciousness, greater planetary health, ecological justice, and sustainability. This awareness gives us perspective to begin to see ourselves as connectors, creators, and producers, rather than passive consumers within the dominant paradigm of extraction capitalism.
We love nurturing soil to bring an abundance of high vibe, nutrient dense goodies for you and your families. It is an honor to continue to grow in, for, and with our amazing local community. We take care to plant each seed and plant with highest intentions for peace, love, light, beauty, and healing in our hearts, families, community, and the world.
Maya Papaya Organic Community Farm began in 2011, when Maya and her husband Lawrence, along with their two young sons moved from Miami to Oviedo, Florida; though their long held vision of creating a sustainable, natural food producing, healing and holistic intentional community was born in 2001. Around this time, Maya began to understand the encroaching pollution of our natural food supply with unlabeled GMOs, growth hormones, pesticides, and herbicides, and how this relates to our general cultural disconnection. Maya Papaya seeks to be a bridge to a brighter day for our children’s children, and beyond, nourishing community, mind, body, and spirit.
Maya and Lawrence want to connect their children (and yours, too!) directly to the healthiest, most nutrient dense natural foods possible, make sure they have hands on experience in how to grow food from seed to table, as well as the skills to dynamically envision and implement new solutions for global issues like water scarcity, fossil fuels, waste management, pollution, injustice and destruction of natural resources. We believe this way of thinking emerges through connection to our food, our land, our community, and our natural environments, and we seek to be a part of connecting our community to transformational experiences that cultivate this awareness.