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The Xochimilco Chinampas: Floating Farms in Mexico City

The Xochimilco Chinampas: Floating Farms in Mexico City

| March 20, 2012 | 10 Comments

In a previous article, I wrote about Xochimilco and the chinampa system that was developed by the civilizations living around the lakes in the Anahuac Valley, where modern Mexico City sits now. This system consisted on creating floating islands for agriculture using mud from the bottom of the lake and decaying vegetation. The system is [...]

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Biodynamic… Organic… Natural… Oh My!

Biodynamic… Organic… Natural… Oh My!

| September 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

There’s an exciting buzz in the wine world about sustainably grown, harvested, and produced wine. It isn’t really new stuff, but terms like “biodynamic,” “organic,” and “natural” are grabbing consumer attention more these days than ever, so well worth it to take a deeper look at the philosophies and practices underlying the labels. Is it [...]

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