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.