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04/28/2014 // Down to Earth // Cochabamba, Bolivia

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Airplane window shot. Cochabamba, Bolivia’s third largest city, is in the valley below the clouds.

03/17/2014 // Banana Leaves // Tiquipaya, Bolivia

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From the family farm near Cochabamba where I WWOOFed for two weeks. It was an amazing place: a large variety of organically grown crops and animals to help sustain a family of five, run by a stay-at-home agronomist dad and his working biologist wife. The site produced almost no waste. Food scraps get composted or fed to animals, urine and dishwater are filtered for irrigation, dry toilets are cleared out every few months to make fertilizer, and inorganic stuff like plastic is stuffed into empty coke bottles that are then used as construction material.