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Stories from Mexico
It was an unique experience for each person that participated - all having something interesting to share about the 2 weeks that they spent farming in the desert and learning about life in Mexico. Although everyone had a different experience, the Ejido participants all came back with a renewed perspective on where our food comes from and the importance of fair international trade. Judging from the photos below, it looks like they all had a great time!
Mike D from Discovery Harvesting wheat:
Colleen from Share Organics making tortillas:
Kristy from Discovery making her famous salsa - word has it that she put so many chiles in it that the locals couldn't even eat it!
Tammy from Earth's General Store working the fields in the hot sun!
Andrew from Choices harvesting chard:
Bryce from Fair Trade Vancouver working with the team at the Ejido:
Natasha from Fair Trade Vancouver in the famous tire bathtub:
Travis from Fair Trade Vancouver:
Jamie from the Kootenay Co-op strolling the fields of the Ejido with Rafael from Baja Organic Agriculture:
You can read about their experiences on the posts that Tammy, Bryce, Colleen, Jamie, and Andrew wrote for our blog. However, there is only so much that you can share about an experience like this in a blog post - so what better way to share this type of experience than holding a Meetup event!? Meetup is an online network that makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or event.
Fair Trade Vancouver is organizing an event through Meetup to allow Natasha, Bryce, and Andrew to share their experience with you in person! The event will be Wednesday, June 13th, at 6:00 pm at Yagger's Bar (433 West Pender). You can learn more about the event or RSVP by clicking on this link: http://www.meetup.com/FairTradeVancouver/events/67323002/
Fair Trade Vancouver is a non-profit organization that works with a committed group of volunteers to increase awareness, availability, and sales of Fair Trade products in Metro Vancouver. For more information about Fair Trade in Vancouver check out their website: www.fairtradevancouver.ca
See you all there!