In a bid to curb pollution in the Mexican countryside, a group of farmers in the southwestern state of Guanajuato are offering the local population a new option for picking their own fresh onion grass, and it’s delicious!
As the drought is forcing the state to grow its own vegetables and feed its growing population, Guanajuanis have been experimenting with new and creative ways to conserve their land and feed themselves.
In a move that could soon be replicated throughout the region, local farmers are offering residents the chance to pick their own onions and use their own compost to make their own salad greens and pickles.
“It’s not only good for our local economy, it’s good for the environment,” said Luis Miguel, a local farmer and director of the Guanajua National Center for Green Agriculture.
“When the weather is good, it helps us produce the best food in the world.”
According to Miguel, local people have been trying to grow their own onion for decades, but they have only managed to produce a few small plants that are barely enough to feed their families.
He said they are now experimenting with an all-organic approach.
“The most important thing for us is to grow the most of the onions that we can, because if we don’t grow them, we’ll have a lot of waste.
But we also want to produce more,” Miguel said.
As part of the experiment, local residents will be able to grow about 3,000 pounds of onion grass annually for free.
It will be used for the local community, and to sell the greens for the rest of the year.
The idea is that the onions will help farmers in rural areas to save money and boost the economy, and they are also being used to produce food for restaurants and restaurants in cities, as well as for the state.
“This is a way to improve the agricultural sector and improve quality of life in rural communities, which are suffering from a lot,” Miguel told The Huffington Playbook.
“It’s a way of saving the environment, which is very important for us.”
While farmers in Guanajuca have been working to produce their own organic vegetables for decades and are now offering it to the public for free, there are still a few hurdles to overcome before it becomes widespread in the region.
For one, there is no legal certification process to guarantee that onions are from the same source as the ones grown in Guanaguanas farms.
The process also requires some training and equipment, which can be prohibitively expensive for rural residents.
“There is no certification process, and we can’t buy the equipment to certify the product,” Miguel explained.
“If you go to any supermarket, you can’t find it, and if you want to sell it, it will cost a lot.”
Miguel is also hoping to see the onion grass crop planted on other farms in the state in the future.””
This is also an opportunity to get involved and start a sustainable food movement.”
Miguel is also hoping to see the onion grass crop planted on other farms in the state in the future.
“We want to plant more of it in the countryside so that there is a lot more of this food available for everyone,” he said.
“If the onion grows well, people will see that they can eat more of the vegetable.”
For more information on the onion garden experiment, visit Guanajuegua National Organic Cooperative (GANCO) website.