Planting Agroecology in the Sacred Desert of Wirikuta
Renovating the Candles of Life Through Regenerative Agriculture
I was witnessing the first stone in a long-term project that seeks to restore and regenerate the desert in what many have come to call the “botanical garden” of Wirikuta. And as I watched this dream come to life, I was reminded of the symbolic Candles of Life, renovated every year in the pilgrimages carried out by the Wixárika people for whom this land holds a central place in their cosmology.
Regenerating Agriculture, Regenerating Communities
Vía Orgánica and Ecosystem Regeneration Camps Lead the Way in San Miguel de Allende
Don Manuel García Pacheco stands at the edge of the field he has known since his birth more than six decades ago, when the land was plowed by oxen. He smiles broadly as he surveys the industrious crew that has come from all over the world to work in his cornfield. “Estoy feliz como un lombriz,” he declares in typical campesino parlance – I’m happy as an earthworm.