Now-a-days, it seems more and more people are wondering where their food comes from and where the waste they leave behind goes. We discovered that in Oaxaca there is no shortage of people being environmentally responsible. One man in particular was a shining example of this - Chef Alejandro Ruiz.
Chef Ruiz and his family have been developing a large part of land just outside of Oaxaca city that they use to farm produce and fish, with hopes to expand in other areas in the future. Their farm to plate project aims at educating young people and chefs of where the food they are eating and purchasing comes from, and hosts an ambitious recycling and compost program that will ultimately involve a growing number of local restaurants.
While it's not the first time something like this has been attempted in Oaxaca, the hope is that with good leadership, determination, cooperation and follow through, the project will flourish and in the process prove to be successful.