Tierra Pacifica Homeowners Association plants trees and goodwill in the community
At the annual general meeting earlier this month, the Tierra Pacifica Homeowners Association voted to “invest” $2,000 of its 2015 annual budget to plant fruit trees along the TP roads and to support worthy initiatives in the Junquillal and Paraiso communities. TP has attracted environmental and community-minded residents since its debut in 2006 and we are proud that this commitment has continued.
The Green Zone Committee, which advocates and proposes new projects for the 80+ acres of protected “green zones” in Tierra Pacifica, received approval for $1,000 to purchase various fruit trees that are successful in the Guanacaste climate. The trees will be planted along community roadsides and in the organic farm and tended by TP’s 3 full-time gardeners that maintain Tierra Pacifica’s beautiful, and now more productive, landscaping. The plant list was chosen to provide edibles and medicinals to residents (including local fauna!) and includes various citrus, bananas, native “apples”, and roselle, to name a few. At the annual meeting, the Green Zone Committee also outlined a three year plan which includes efforts to improve gardening techniques, habitat preservation, and buy-in from the residents through plantings, practicing large-scale and home-based composting, and providing educational materials, such as trail maps, for community members.
The Community Affairs Committee was also allocated $1,000 for 2015. This committee exists as a bridge to the local community and as advocates for Tierra Pacifica continuing to support good works in surrounding communities. For many years both the developers and Homeowners Association have donated to support local community initiatives, environmental projects, and education programs/supplies. This year the committee plans to use the funds to support an area school mural project, low-cost animal castration clinics, and other programs to be determined over the course of the year.
We look forward to the positive impact these committees’ plans will have in the Tierra Pacifica and larger Junquillal communities. Our members’ commitment to community, health, and environment grows stronger each year as we continue to be a leading example of a true, ecological and community-responsive development. Read more about our Mission and Vision.