Episode 101: La Minga

The ideas of cooperative work are central to many movements in Latin America. Nelson Escobar has brought those ideas from his home in El Salvador to Louisville, Kentucky where he coordinates a large urban farm that brings together a diverse community to grow, eat and sell good food.

10 responses to “Episode 101: La Minga”

  1. Foody2 and Oliver says:

    It’s so interesting and moving to “hear” the thread of truth running through all of Mirra and Daniel’s work, expressed almost poetically by both Nelson and and the other gentleman. Another beautiful piece.

  2. Stephen Daniele says:

    The new style of introduction is perfect. Great job!!

  3. theoldgoat says:

    Kudos to PP and La Minga  The observation made by the gentleman that this can be a challenge for “ego” brought a smile to my face.  Mother Nature knows no ‘ego’ – only a joyful seed sized point of nexus where experience in the ‘now’ flows with wordless wisdom that makes the entire creation resonate with that elegance. In the beauty of engagement like La Minga, ego evaporates like the illusion it is.

    • Nicolás Tapia says:

      Actually there was a translation mistake in the part you mention. Nelson was talking about a challenge for “egoísmo”, which means “selfishness” in spanish, not ego.

      • theoldgoat says:

        I’m reminded of Sumak Kawsay/Teko Porã/Viver Bem and other related concepts of ways of being – at times translated as Living in Plenitude, implying living in harmony, balance and respect for ‘Pachamama’. Where, ultimately, does ‘selfishness’ arise from?

  4. kyledhebert says:

    Episodes like this one are the reason I watch your show. What a discovery, what a story. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. MSCSymposium says:

    Does ‘La Minga’ have a website or some way to reach out to them?

  6. Mildred Torres says:

    As a latina woman, It makes me so proud and Greatfull , to listen and learn about “La Minga”. These gentlemen come with a positive and coragious attitude. A lesson to be heard by everyone !!!

  7. Grace says:

    These are the emotions that run through me whenever I watch your videos: cry, cook, eat. To the gentlemen who started La Minga, thank you for sharing your story. What an inspiration to create and to resist.

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