This is a list of websites that we find interesting and useful. We will be adding new ones as we find them, so please check back.
We hope you enjoy them!
Sanchez's Website of West Indian Natural History
A fascinating site with an incredible amount of information and great
photos of Caribbean geography, flora and fauna.
El Yunque Innkeepers' Consortium
Information on where to stay and what to see in the Puerto Rico El Yunque
Las Casas de la Selva (the Houses
of the Forest)
A non-profit educational organization on 1,000 acres of protected habitat in
Patillas, Puerto Rico. A refuge for native flora and fauna as well as a
long-term study site for research and limited public and student familiarization
in the areas of ecology, botany, forestry, horticulture, soil, ethnobotany and
other related environmental disciplines.
Production of Fruits and Vegetables
Organic shade grown coffee from a family farm in the mountains of Utuado, Puerto
Get a free Lychee Idea Kit, and browse dozens of lychee articles, recipes and
photos, expert advice on lychee fruit and growing lychee trees, PLUS a Lychee
Store offering fresh lychee fruit, lychee trees and other hard-to-find lychee
neighbor of Montoso Gardens, this is the first exotic fruit farm in Puerto
Rico, with commercial production of rambutan, mangosteen, durian and longan.
Avant-Gardening: Creative Organic Gardening
"YOU CAN GROW!" using sustainable organic gardening as a medium for creative
expression and spiritual growth. Extensive sustainable organic gardening
information, workshops, monthly newsletter, organic gardening CD's, virtual
tours, links/resources, and more!
Directory of reviewed agricultural sites including links to crop farms,
livestock breeders, manufacturers, equipment dealers, organizations and
Catalog of Garden Catalogs
huge database of garden catalogs, gardening related websites and online plant
sources from all over the world.
An extensive list of gardening related websites.
Watchdog Guide to Gardening by Mail
Get the scoop on 3,370 gardening vendors by reading what their customers have to
say, including Montoso Gardens.
A Modern Herbal
published in 1931 by Mrs. M. Grieve, contains medicinal, culinary, cosmetic and
economic uses, cultivation and folklore of over 800 herbs and plants.
Katzer's Spice Dictionary
site with great information about 117 different herbs and spices. Highly
Institute of Spices Research
Packed with valuable information on the cultivation, varieties, nutrition and
processing of 50 different spices.
Asiquesi Vegetarian Cooking
Vegetarian cooking classes by Chef Veronica Rodríguez. Learn to use local,
organic ingredients to make delicious and healthy gourmet meals.
Exotic Island Products
Handcrafted botanical and island inspired soaps and body products, made from
100% vegetable oils and the finest ingredients from nature. Located in the
mountains of Lares, Puerto Rico, and available online.
Cancer: Opportunities for Prevention
Excellent, well researched and scientifically documented article on how to
prevent breast cancer with diet.
Lyman's "Mad Cowboy" Newsletter (December 2007)
Excellent resource for up to date information, articles, recipes and links for
environmental, health, and vegetarian issues. Howard is an ex-cattle
rancher with a powerful message about health, diet, and the American food
Agricultura Orgánica - Puerto Rico
A website (in Spanish) dedicated to promoting organic agriculture in
Puerto Rico through grower and consumer education. With crop care
sheets, links, resources for local organic produce, and more.
Organic Trade Association
Lots of great information on organic agriculture, including suppliers of
organic produce and sources of organic fertilizers, pest control products
and other items for organic growers.
Dave Skinner's incredible information-packed website on gingers, with over
1,000 photos of Alpinias, Costus, Curcumas, Globbas, Hedychiums,
Kaempferias, Zingibers, and other gingers.
An interesting site with valuable information on cultivation of
gingers and other tropical plants in the temperate climate of Houston,
A friend's farm in nearby Las Marías, Puerto Rico, with heliconias and
exotic tropical fruits as well as ornamental gingers.
Thought provoking essays and information, cartoons and other great resources on
vegan vs carnivorous diets by cartoonist Dan Piraro.
Vegetarianism from a Christian point of view. Excellent website with
excellent resources and links.
Recipes for The Vegan/Vegetarian Diet
Lots of great recipes for delicious plant based food.
The Vegetarian Resource Group
An excellent online resource for plant based diet information, including books
and recipes, nutrition information and lots of other great stuff!
Vegetarianism 101: The "Nuts & Oats" of Plant-based Eating
An overview of the basics of a plant based diet. Learn how to reduce the
probability of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer
through diet and lifestyle changes.
Professional educational resource from the American Dietetic Association that is
free of industry bias and ads. Promote whole plant foods nutrition to a
diet-crazed public with fact sheets, research, and scientific articles.
Vegetarian Recipes Around the World
1,866 vegan recipes - so far - in English, lots more in other languages, by the
International Vegetarian Union.
Information-packed website with lots of recipes, health-related articles, links
and more. Also publish a great magazine.
Rare Fruit Growers
is a great society that publishes the Fruit Gardener magazine. The website
is also packed with information about rare fruits.
Equinoccio de Puerto Rico
An informal rare plant group that meets twice a year in Puerto Rico to trade and
sell unusual tropicals. Check out the website for meeting information.
number one international society for heliconias and related plants of the
Society of Puerto Rico
A great group with members throughout Puerto Rico. Check out the heliconia
photo gallery and the online newsletter!
great website with lots of information on palms!
- Bird Checklist for Puerto Rico
of 346 bird species found in Puerto Rico, with scientific name, common name in
English, and status (endemic, rare, endangered, etc.).
Birds of Puerto Rico
and audio of 24 Puerto Rican endemic birds with scientific names, and common
names in Spanish and English.
and Genera in GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network)
those interested in plant classification, this site has a lot of great taxonomic
information accepted by the United States Department of Agriculture.
TROPICOS site is packed with information on plant nomenclature and original
information packed website about fruits from the Americas.
of Warm Climates
1987 classic on tropical fruits by Julia Morton.
Tropical Fruits of Thailand
A 2001 FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) publication which is
online. Has great information on 35 minor fruits of Thailand.