Travel with us from the shimmering Pacific to the majestic Andes on an exploration of the global food system. You’ll learn practical skills, like how to plant a garden and compost food waste at home; consider political challenges to agricultural sustainability; and examine first-hand the ecological impacts of Ecuador’s export economy, which supplies the rest of the world with low-cost bananas, shrimp, coffee, and cacao, but at great expense to the local people and environment.
This program can be extended with a 8-day visit to the Galapagos. See four different islands on a guided exploration of this remarkable archipelago, enjoying many of the classic Galapagos experiences along the way.
Learning the principles of permaculture and the politics of seed saving in an organic farming course
Snorkeling, sea kayaking, and swimming in the Galapagos
Riding horseback through the jungle and learning to surf in Canoa, Ecuador's most easy going beach town