Google+

Mexico

Urban Foraging and Gardening in Mexico City

Published on August 14, 2014 by

 

New trends with old roots - A reflection on urban foraging and urban gardening in Mexico City

“To pick what we find is something very Mexican. My impression is that in this country, not just the university, there is a desire to make your own food. To ...

Continue reading...

Published in Mexico
No comments

Finding Seuss’s Truffula Tree

Published on August 1, 2014 by

   

 

I knew it existed.

From the day I read Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, I fully expected to see a truffula tree. Of course, I was still an imaginative toddler, but that hope never dwindled.

In 2011, I saw my first.

The truffula tree is endangered in many ...

Continue reading...

Mexico City’s Floating Gardens – Today and then Gone?

Published on February 26, 2013 by

 

The road into Xochimilco’s farming area was not what I expected. Two years ago, I went to the park’s touristic side. The entry was crowded, hectic, and dirty. The boats were a welcome relief from the chaos, and sitting with my husband’s family on the small craft ...

Continue reading...

Mexico City’s Floating Gardens – History

Published on November 22, 2012 by

 

Humans are an inventive and resourceful species. We’ve learned to farm nearly every type of landscape we’ve encountered, from the heights of the Andes mountains to the deserts of Saudi Arabia. While modern technology has facilitated our ability to grow food crops in seemingly inhospitable terrain, as ...

Continue reading...

Find us on Google+