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A Minga of connection and integration in our Botanical Garden

Today, our team working in Iquitos and our team working in the lodge had the opportunity to dive deeper into our composting system. We believe in the power of hands-on learning, so we started the day with a workshop where everyone could get their hands dirty and feel the magic of composting. We spent about 3 hours working dividing the work in 5 groups embracing the spirit of a Minga.

Now you might be asking yourself: what is a Minga? In local communities, a Minga is a collective work effort where community members come together to support a common cause or complete a task. It’s a beautiful tradition rooted in cooperation and solidarity, promoted usually on Sundays not only in the Rainforest region but also a common practice in the Andes. At Muyuna, this cultural practice has been embraced and incorporated into our work on Saturdays or when we have a common goal to accomplish like fertilizing our garden, count birds, utilize dead trees, promote clean-ups.

One Minga At A Time

It’s moments like these that remind us why we love what we do.

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