From the highlands down to the Pacific Slope and back again, Operation Groundswell’s “Food Revolutions” program examines the effects of the global food system on land and livelihoods in Ecuador and the social movements it’s inspiring in turn.
Starting in the hustle and bustle of Ecuador’s capital, Quito, we’ll learn a little Spanish and get the dirt on urban agriculture before heading out onto the Altiplano and down to Santo Domingo for lessons in sustainable living and cultural revindication. We’ll learn the art (and science) of permaculture at the FBU, get our hands dirty growing food forests with Tsa’chila communities on the Pacific slope, and make farm fresh honey with Gabee at Bee Farm Shunku. We’ll break bread with local farmers, educators, and activists to get at the roots of the food economy. We’ll travel across a diverse landscape and see how Ecuador is growing a food revolution.