Project Peru's first potato crop in our kitchen garden, a 'hands-on' experience for our children!
Our 'biohuerto' has been an important educational resource for our children's refuge, as well as producing fresh fruit and vegetables for two years now. This both enhances the children's educational experiences and their diets, but is a saving on costs too in the local market in Puente Piedra. We do, however, still use the local market and you can read one of our volunteer’s memories of this local market where we go every week:http://www.ottsworld.com/blogs/lima-market-puente-piedra/
More about the potato
In 1532 the Spaniards invaded Peru in search of gold. But the real treasure they took back to Europe was the potato. The potato originated in the Andes. Taken by the Spanish to Europe in the 16th century, it quickly spread across the globe. See more about the potato in http://projectperu.org.uk/about-peru/flo