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Taking the long way homeLa Via Larga

I have spent nearly 2 and a half years in Latin America, and have had an incredible experience.  But instead of feeling like my time here is over and I’ve learned what I can, I feel just the opposite.  I have more appreciation for the world around me, and more questions that I want to explore.

I’m planning a three part adventure.

I AM BIKING HOME. 

I am committed.  I am giving myself more than a year to prep and dream, and planning the logistics of the trip including the where and how, and what to bring.   This blog will help me share my prepping adventures and motivate you to come with me, by following the blog and progress, or actually meet me somewhere!

I AM CONTRIBUTING INFORMATION.

Stating the obvious, this trip will be an adventure.  But that’s not all I want.  Two years in Paraguay has heightened my curiosity about my passion in agriculture.  And living in a small, rural community has helped me identify a question:

How are Latin American farmers succeeding as family farms?

What alternatives have they found to industrial agriculture?

Answers I want to explore; what happens when:

 women are empowered to make agricultural decisions.

individuals have realized the power of working cooperatively.

sustainable agriculture and agro-ecology is practiced with the land.

The challenge of supporting family farming is global.  Finding Latin American specific difficulties and solutions can offer solutions from a different perspective to other people working in similar situations elsewhere.

I AM DOCUMENTING IT ALL

Information for myself is lovely, but information shared is powerful.  With access to  electricity and technology increasing every where, video has a more powerful impact.

I’m curious about the farmers perspective, organizations helping them, and any cooperative or collective groups that they have formed.  I will be video documenting interviews these farmers and organizations, producing a web series that showcases their effort for others to learn from.

Welcome to my blog!  Please share any comments, concerns, haphazards, tips, advise, inspiration, glorious ag know how, South American ‘what’s up’s, bike tips, dreams, or shout outs- and share with friends or others you think might be interested.

Speaking of: “All opinions expressed on this website are personal and do not reflect the views of Peace Corps nor the USA government.”

I also welcome you to subscribe so that you keep up to date!I have spent nearly 2 and a half years in Latin America, and have had an incredible experience.  But instead of feeling like my time here is over and I’ve learned what I can, I feel just the opposite.  I have more appreciation for the world around me, and more questions that I want to explore.

I’m planning a three part adventure.

I AM BIKING HOME. 

I am committed.  I am giving myself more than a year to prep and dream, and planning the logistics of the trip including the where and how, and what to bring.   This blog will help me share my prepping adventures and motivate you to come with me, by following the blog and progress, or actually meet me somewhere!

I AM CONTRIBUTING INFORMATION.

Stating the obvious, this trip will be an adventure.  But that’s not all I want.  Two years in Paraguay has heightened my curiosity about my passion in agriculture.  And living in a small, rural community has helped me identify a question:

How are Latin American farmers succeeding as family farms?

What alternatives have they found to industrial agriculture?

Answers I want to explore; what happens when:

 women are empowered to make agricultural decisions.

individuals have realized the power of working cooperatively.

sustainable agriculture and agro-ecology is practiced with the land.

The challenge of supporting family farming is global.  Finding Latin American specific difficulties and solutions can offer solutions from a different perspective to other people working in similar situations elsewhere.

I AM DOCUMENTING IT ALL

Information for myself is lovely, but information shared is powerful.  With access to  electricity and technology increasing every where, video has a more powerful impact.

I’m curious about the farmers perspective, organizations helping them, and any cooperative or collective groups that they have formed.  I will be video documenting interviews these farmers and organizations, producing a web series that showcases their effort for others to learn from.

Welcome to my blog!  Please share any comments, concerns, haphazards, tips, advise, inspiration, glorious ag know how, South American ‘what’s up’s, bike tips, dreams, or shout outs- and share with friends or others you think might be interested.

Speaking of: “All opinions expressed on this website are personal and do not reflect the views of Peace Corps nor the USA government.”

I also welcome you to subscribe so that you keep up to date!

 

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A lady with a plan. To Bike Latin America. To Document Agriculture. Live with intention and hope. Make change for the better. In everything, every day.

2 comments

  • Excellent. It’s good how you better defined your plans for tying together your bike trip with specific questions you wish to learn about Ag. in Latin America. Have you searched out any grants ? And will you also be hitting up USA farms once you hit California ?

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    • Hey, Glad you like it! I have been looking up grants, and now that the website is in a more polished state, I’ll be contacting them. Do you know of any and care to share?? And yes, I’ll be biking through California- with my mom!- so we’ll stop at any farms in our path. Cali farms beware… suggestions on those are welcomed as well.

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