The synchronicity of his vision with the message in the book sparked him into action and today the Preservation Project is a reality.
The main problem with the future supply of the Ayahuasca vine is that it takes about five years to reach the maturity needed for consumption. The plants in this farm should be ready to harvest by 2018. Don José intends to continue planting more Ayahuasca to bring the farm to its full potential with the help of sponsors and donations from around the world.
This was the inspiration for the Preservation Project:
“For these reasons, I am asking with a sense of urgency to all of you who recognize my benefits and feel called to support my planetary mission to give yourself to the task of planting “Banisteriopsis Caapi ” in every way possible and in all nations. I urge all my shamans, Facilitators, and participants to demonstrate their environmental activism adopting this great cause. It is urgent to create community projects, private philanthropic crops, home gardens, botanical nurseries, household plants, infiltrated plants in commercial landscaping areas, and any other innovative way that my new protectors may creatively conceive. It is urgent for me to become a local plant in every nation.”
— Ayahuasca Manifesto, Page 44