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Peru 4B group, summer 2019

Ecohuella

Hi, my name is Meg, and today I am the Student Leader for our group’s trip to the Eco Huella sustainable agriculture project in the Sacred Valley. Our group met the creator of the agricultural project, a local to the valley named Jessica, who has been working with her community to teach about the benefits of organic farming. Throughout the years, Jessica has integrated an eco-friendly and sustainable approach to farming. By using natural materials as fertilizer and utilizing milk as a substitute for pesticides she created a technique that supported both the environment and the consumers. Our group got to visit the greenhouse and fields, where the corps for the community were grown. Later, we worked in the gardens to renew the soil in the beds, this experience was both team building and informative about the agricultural production in Urubamba.