In the year 2001, I was finishing my studies to become an
Agricultural Engineer and had the opportunity to work for a season
in Maryland Aquatic Nurseries, USA. It was a wonderful experience.
I was able to learn a lot and meet great people like Kelly Billing,
Dick and Sharon Schuck and many others who helped me a lot. The
last couple of months my girlfriend Sole joined me. She is also
an Agricultural Engineer and we met in college.
When the season finished we traveled trough Europe where we
visited many excellent gardens with beautiful ponds and our love
for waterplants became passion. After that we returned to Argentina
with the idea of creating a waterplant nursery.
The first year 2002 was difficult. The Argentine economy collapsed
and it was very hard to find a job or make any plans but the
dream of building a waterplants nursery was on. A few months
after our arrival home we started looking for a place to build
the nursery and a house. In the meantime Sole's sister generously
lent us her small garden. We transformed it into a nursery prototype
where we started growing the first waterplants.
With the help of both families in February 2003 we were able
to buy 6000 square meters (a bit more than an acre) located 95
km (approximately 60 miles) from downtown Buenos Aires. Well
beyond the city limits, we are in the countryside surrounded
by soy bean, wheat, maize, cows, horses, etc. We are on the edge
of one of the main access roads to Buenos Aires, the capital
of Argentina and a very large city with more than 10 million
< October 2007 - View from the entrance