Hampi Mama hosted a plant walk for a local school last week. The children got to learn the importance of native medicinal plants and watch Leticia create herbal medicine right on the land! Educating the youth of the Sacred Valley on all of the beautiful things Pachamama provides is one of Leticia’s greatest passions. She wants the next generation to grow up respecting Planet Earth - it's soil, plants, medicine and food make our lives possible.
In-kind donations from supporters like you continue to make it possible for Leticia to offer free or low cost services to her local community. Educating the next generation about the importance of ecological generation and respect for the Earth is key to a healthy future in the Sacred Valley.
The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all....... without proper care for it we can have no life.”
Thanks to generous donations from our supporters, Hampi Mama was able to get a much needed upgrade its irrigation system! Leticia can now confidently support medicinal plants and offer traditional healing services through the dry season in the Sacred Valley.
The battle for water in Huaran has always been at the forefront of Hampi Mama. Leticia skillfully navigates complicated local politics and environmental challenges to advise our team on the best course of actions as each problem arises. She is the driving force behind our entire regenerative project!
There were too many highlights to count from our first Fountain of Wisdom retreat! If we had to pick a favorite, blessing the Hampi Mama land with an intercultural group of wisdom keepers through a Wind Horse Ceremony might be at the top of the list.
We combined teachings from 3 ancestral lineages - Q'ero, Quechua and Tibetan - into one retreat focused on the 5 Elements. A huge thank you to all of our amazing participants, facilitators and indigenous wisdom keepers.
Carolina Putnam is the founder and Director of Reviveolution, based in Peru that works with an intercultural team of Indigenous wisdom-keepers, inspiring leaders, and global pioneers committed to a socially and ecologically thriving world. Their on-the-ground projects involve ecological regeneration, organic farming, food security, community-centered initiatives, holistic land practices, eco-cultural education and the protection of Indigenous wisdom traditions. Born and raised in Louisiana, Carolina has been living full-time in Peru for the past 8 years. She is deeply passionate about the exploration of human potential and deeply committed to creating healthy lands, communities and ecosystems through intercultural engagement.
In this interview, Arty explored with Carolina: her “middle way” approach to farming and land management that combines ancient Indigenous wisdom with some modern technologies; some of her specific projects; the joys and difficulties of trying to be a cultural ally in someone else’s culture; and her relationship with a Q’ero maestro.