Turmeric & Ginger
Lin Mael holds up freshly harvested turmeric on Pumamarca Farm in Ocobamba, Peru.
The turmeric will be separated, washed, and sorted to start the process of dehydration.
A washed and cleaned turmeric tuber.
Placing the turmeric tubers in the sun to begin the long process of dehydration.
The ginger provides ground-cover and helps with potential erosion problems in areas with steep slopes.
Lin Mael wild-harvests ginger on his farm.
The cleaned ginger sets in the sun to dry off.
Fresh ginger curing in the sun.
Working on Farms Throughout the "Eyebrow of the Jungle"
On the "food forest" farms of Peruvian Amazon and Andes, we harvest and process coffee, cacao, turmeric and ginger.