A Tropical Fruit Paradise
Grimal Grove is an one of a kind tropical fruit oasis located in the Florida Keys. It is renowned for its dedication to preserving and showcasing a diverse collection of tropical fruit trees and plants. Primarily a working fruit farm, Grimal Grove also serves as an educational and research center, promoting sustainable farming practices and the importance of biodiversity. The grove was established by a reclusive inventor and tropical fruit hunter, Adolf Grimal.
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GROWING A SUSTAINABLE
FUTURE FOR THE PLANET
THE YOUNG MAN IN THE GROVE.
In 2010, Patrick Garvey arrived at Grimal Grove with a mission to give back to the community. With only a machete and a dream, a small army of volunteers geared up for the work ahead of them. With a can-do attitude, he diligently restored the grove to its original splendor, honoring the vision of its founder, Adolf Grimal. His dedicated efforts brought new life to the grove, making it a place of beauty and community once again.
The Grimal Grove Reserve
MUTINY ISLAND VODKA
Grimal Grove has partnered with Mutiny Island Vodka to produce the only spirit made solely from Florida Keys breadfruit and the first spirit made from Florida Keys agriculture.
Visit Mutiny Island Vodka to order our seasonal Grimal Grove Reserve or one of Mutiny Island Vodkas other delicious products.
THE ONLY BREADFRUIT GROVE IN THE USA.
- Breadfruit trees sequester tons of carbon from the atmosphere, helping to mitigate global warming, and then return it to the ground, bettering the soil.
- Breadfruit is disaster-resistant and resilient, requiring limited care.
- Long living breadfruit trees are better for our planet than crops such as corn.
- One tree can feed a family of four for life.
- It is one of the highest-yielding food plants in the world, with a single tree producing 200+ grapefruit-sized breadfruits per season.
“Breadfruit could be part of the solution to the worsening global hunger crisis.”
Growing Hope is a non-profit organization within Grimal Grove dedicated to empowering individuals and communities through gardening and food education. They continue to impact generations, providing valuable opportunities in the realms of gardening, nutrition, and environmental stewardship. By supporting Grimal Grove, you are supporting the next generation of environmentalists.
Growing Hope and the Boys and Girls Club offer hands-on gardening programs, teaching children and teenagers the skills and knowledge needed to grow their own food. These programs foster a sense of pride, self-sufficiency, and connection to nature, while also promoting healthy eating habits and environmental awareness. Equipping children with valuable life skills and inspiring a lifelong passion for gardening and sustainable living.
The Butterfly Garden Project
The Butterfly Garden at Grimal Grove: In the tradition of Mr. Grimal, who once had a beautiful butterfly garden, Grimal Grove in 2019 began a butterfly garden and incubation site led by neighbor Lisa Kost. Her effort was to bring back the native Zebra Long wing butterflies back after the population was decimated from Hurricane Irma. Currently about 2000 Zebra longwing butterflies and about 200 Atalas have been released.
For more information contact: Lisa