[permaculture] Permaculture Connections?!? The Floating Gardens of Mexico City
eroland at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 23:00:46 EST 2008
Howdy All -
I am about to embark on a trip to Mexico, and am extremely interested in
visiting the famed 'floating gardens' that are remnants of the incredible
chinampa system the fed the peoples of Xochimilco.
I understand that the canals still exist as a tourist attraction, but I
would like to go deeper and get in touch with folks who are actually still
cultivating the chinampas as agricultural land/water.
Does anyone out there have any connections to permies, farmers, or activists
in Mexico and Mexico City in particular that might lead to some deeper
contact with the chinampas and chinampañeros? I will happily document and
share whatever I find along the way.
Ethan C. Roland
Design - Teach - Research
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