We just finished up an amazing home-stay experience in Parque de la Papa. Being there made me think a lot about the way I consume food at home. Usually, my food comes neat and clean and wrapped in plastic, arriving in my refrigerator seemingly by magic. It is hard to believe that it ever came from the earth or a living organism. Here, my relationship to food was so much more immediate. Whether eating freshly dug potatoes or drinking milk almost straight from the cow, I could see exactly where my food was coming from. That made me appreciate the energy I gained from it even more. This experience will continue to make me reflect on the way I buy and consume food everywhere I go.
P.S. This is a picture of us learning about the potato planting and growing process!