Guasca is a little village located in the center of the country, near to Bogotá. There is the Organic Producers Association where the main idea is the organic products as means to provide the wellbeing and nutritional learning to people.
The organic producers association started in Guasca 7 years ago thanks to a woman who believed organic products might compete with quality and health benefits, related with traditional chemical grown plants. Today there are 70 farmers who learn and are practicing the organic agriculture. The goods produced by the people are sold in the traditional town’s Sunday market of Guasca, the organic production is focused mostly on vegetable fruits, vegetable and chicken growing.
Its a whole system that is focused on teaching, practicing and enjoying the agriculture habits centered on organic farming, some aspects that will be explored are: harvesting, growing, collecting, washing, preparing and finally consuming the products. Visitors participate on every aspect and will have to cooperate with their work and share with others, this way they feel a compromise with themselves, and got the respect and visibility farmers own for centuries but have lost because thanks to centralization and urban production focus, Anyway we have to recognize Colombia is an Agriculture based Country and Cities are developing thanks to the fields and farmers that feeds. This initiative will create on tourists the dependence feeling, and the impact agriculture deserves.
Share with other tourists, farmers with their families so they will know the whole agri-culture tradition in our Country.
The model might be done on other areas that pretend to attend visitors from other places in different regions of our country, we have to notice the importance and impact agriculture have on our daily life.