Organic Garden for a indian community in Brasil
Organized by: Ligia Moura
In 2004 I met this wonderful couple, native brasilian indians, members of the "Pataxós" tribe, who had recently married and where working as my homekeepers, at a distance beach in Southern Bahia, where I was living part time. I happen to sell this property and 12 years later went back there to visit the place. What I encountered was shocking to me: Fabio and Alessandra gained a lot of weight, where unhealthy and depressed. They both worked a lot for other, had no time for theirs 3 childrens, spend most of their money buying expensive and junkie stuff, such as "tablets" and bottled water, juice and packed snacks. Recently, the brazilian government allowed his tribe to occupy a big inhabited piece of land, where they could work and grow food. Although they have the will to plant, get better nurtured by the land, they need the money to start a water tank, buy the seeds , tools and also, have a little savings for the first 3 months, when they will quit their job, but still will have to pay for food in the supermarkets. I intend to follow the work using my 12 years of experience in environment and social work projects. Of course, we also welcome people who have experience with community vegetable gardens to help us!