ECHO exists to reduce hunger and improve the lives of small-scale farmers worldwide. They work to identify, validate, document and disseminate best practices in sustainable agriculture and appropriate technology.
Just finished their second class on underutilized crops. Dr. Martin Price, the founding ECHO CEO, started our lectures for the week on nutrition in eating and working with impoverished people. Each day we focused on a group of crops: vegetables, grains, and tubers. Then for dinner, we cooked our meal using the crops we had spend the day learning about. Things I will remember:
* Be a browser as a goat.
* Wild foods are an excellent chance to learn.
* Permanent damage to cognitive ability occurs from poor nutrition.
* Genesis 1:29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”