Nature Deficit Disorder
Thinking back at our time at the Finca and the people we met there, one thing seems to stand out. The people who are very dedicated to sustainable living, building and farming and conserving nature are people who have had a strong connection to nature as a child or developed one as an adult. Two people we met at the farm expressed this to us. Eduardo and Umberto both grew up in nature and experience the loss of it, both now passionate about conserving it in the work that they do.
Meeting Vandana Shiva…the dog at Finca La Flor.
Some of you may know Vandana Shiva. She is India’s celebrity environmentalist (India’s equivalent of our David Suzuki). Like David, she is a scientist (physicist) who has become spokesperson for Indian farmers struggle against chemical /seed giant corporations such as Monsanto.
Volunteering at Finca La Flor
Our first volunteering experience was very interesting and informative. We started working in an agricultural project under the guidance of CARLOS a local farmer who describes himself as a jack-of-all-trades, but his main role in Finca La Flor is taking care of the animals.