In this episode, it’s the day before Crystal’s first trip for ASLI FOOD PROJECT to Sulawesi. Watch to see where she plans to go, both on land and sea, and what she wants to find during this discovery trip!
After months of researching, promoting and getting ASLI FOOD PROJECT off the ground, I’m delighted to announce the first destination for my field research.
When looking at a map of Indonesia, I have always thought this island resembles a starfish. Four, long peninsulas stretch out like arms lazily floating in the water, swaying with the currents of the ocean.
Welcome to Sulawesi.
The first time I brought life into this world?
I was 10 years old.
For children in classrooms across America, it was a rite of passage to sprout a dried lima bean. Each child was provided a plastic ziplock bag, paper towel, lima bean and water. We were taught to “wake up” the bean by re-hydrating it in water, keep it moist with a damp paper towel, and “feed” it with sunlight. Once the foot of a root peeked out, I was a proud momma.
Taking an otherwise forgotten dried bean and coaxing it to life was my first realization that nature’s power was a gift to cherish.
20 years later, I was raising an army of sorghum seeds in the kitchen.
In this episode, Crystal goes to The Kul Kul Farm in Bali to learn more about permaculture farming. Permaculture is a farming practice still not quite understood by Indonesian farmers, so she wants to pick up key points to share as she begins her travels this year!