Ricardo) Years ago, I started doing this class where I teach people the basics of how to grow their own food in an urban context. But, the workshop or the classes are part of a larger project…the main thing is the cooperativa organica. We are currently researching, adapting and implementing collectively designed and produced projects for organic growing. We do collective composts and community gardens.
Aga) in Playas?
R) well, in Tijuana, yes, the compost is far from Playas.
Daniel) where’s the compost?
R) We’re now running a pilot. We want to compost the Tijuana Food Bank’s organic residues. Up to twenty tons a month.
Elizabeth) what happens to it?
D) goes to the landfill?
D) oh wow
R I am just teaching them how to do compost…we have a one ton pilot, which is nothing-
E) one ton is still huge in my mind-
R) know, I have been shoveling it…
E) but 20 tons-did you say per month? Or, per-
R) per month
E) Wow! One of the things I wonder-is that going to be recycled into a garden that produces food for the food bank? Where is it going to go?
R) Well we have some options. Right now the bank works with fifty-one hundred fifty communities. Each of them has at least fifty people or families. So, a large number of communities and people are already organized. So, they want to offer the workshop to the communities, and maybe give them a kickstart with some compost and seeds…
E) There is quite a bit of space around the city where something could happen…