This photo is one of many Karen took of an amazing vegetable garden in Tobago at Kariwak Village, which looks pretty darn cool itself. I’ve never seen myself as a ‘check out things close to the equator’ kind of person, especially since my skin burns in 15 minutes on an overcast day, but Karen’s photos and descriptions of this haven may just change my mind. Enjoy the eye candy!
Ooooh! Her Trinidad market pictures from a few days ago are also fantastic.
Food insecurity is a major buzzword (buzzphrase?) in the mainstream media these days. I’ve seen a flurry of articles recently about the issue, from both global and local perspectives. These are the horror stories that have stuck in my mind:
Pretty dire, right? We’ve grown enough food to have the population of the planet explode, only to find that the way we’ve grown all this food is messing us up even further. Excuse me while I go bury my head in the sand.
But maybe we’ve known what to do all along. The United Nations’ Save and Grow paradigm is supposedly a new one, but people have been planting this way for ages (until Big Ag showed up). And the Rodale Institute’s 27 year study of organic vs. conventional corn and soy yields shows that organic is just as productive as growing with chemicals.
Better Living Through Chemistry sounded great – but growing organic may be what saves the food supply.