Wild Living Resources has created a 'Business Park' on 130 acres of indigenous forest shrub in Kenya donated by Kilifi Plantations in order to create a practical and commercially viable working model of integrated land use. Areas of the business park are given over to growing various different crops in order to show the local population how utilise and process them to create tangible livelihoods in a way that still manages to insure the natural resources are conserved.
The Business Park, the first of its kind in Eastern Africa, provides demonstration and practical training so that rural communities can grow and thrive, utilising what their natural environment can offer whilst still ensuring that future generations are not left with land that has been devastated by deforestation and soil erosion.
Wild Living has numerous crops that all have commercial use and have the potential to provide sustainable income - Aloe vera, honey, croton oil, vanilla, resins.
The Baobab fruit from the trees growing wild all over the plantation are harvested utilising a license system by the local people. Inside the fruit is the 'flesh' used as a powder additive for health drinks and the seeds are crushed to produce oil.
Cape Chestnut seeds are harvested in the Mount Kenya region by the local women and the oil is pressed to creat the oil. Wild Living then are able to act on their behalf as wholesalers for the benefit of any interested parties.