Enlightened... this is the word the man used to describe himself. Although he comes from Maasai village background, he is anything but traditional. He was more like a renaissance man who is reinventing agriculture in anticipation of the potential negative impacts of climate change. His property is located within a thick jungle area. He has planted crops, thousands of them, everything you can think of from bananas to strawberries to papaya. All along the side of a sloping hill, he has designed the water drainage from the high ground to funnel and/or drain water in a teardrop fashion to the next level of crops. Some crops are positioned such that they never receive water so they are given a drip pump and continuously fed small amounts of water. He has created smaller circular plots about 5x5 feet that are stacked in a teardrop fashion to mimic his larger operation. These small planters can be used to grow almost a thousand vegetables and herbs in a relatively tiny area. He captures the water from rain as well, which is also used for the crops. His cows produce dung which is then turned into manure to fertilize the crops. The biofuel from the cows is captured to run the kitchen and the lighting in his home. It was a model of efficiency that stood in stark contrast to the traditional ways that are still common in this area. There are chickens, ducks, rabbits, and goats—all meant as a source of food for his family. His children help him cut and tie bales of hay and store them in a nearby outbuilding. His whole operation uses minimal water through conservation and reclamation to sustain itself inevitably. When I asked what his reason for all this was he said: "global warming is very real, and my goal is to survive it." He later said, "he is not just a Maasai, he is an enlightened one.” He had been lifted up.