Category Archives: Water

Grains of gold

In El Salvador the coffee bean is known as ‘el grano de oro’ – the grain of gold. And for good reason. No other country in the region has depended so heavily on coffee in its history and economic development. … Continue reading

Posted in El Salvador, Horticulture, Local Agriculture, Water | Leave a comment

The acequias of San Ignacio

‘Acequias’ are open ditches carrying water everywhere in San Ignacio – through palms, down streets, to holding ponds, and to the farms further away. The source is a series of springs in Arroyo San Ignacio. People used to drink the … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling the Baja, Water | 1 Comment

Growth spurt in Northern Baja

Agriculture in Northern Baja is a big employer. In just 200 miles we’ve passed olive groves, vineyards, tuna farms, tomato polytunnels, strawberry plantations and prickly-pear cactus fields. I never considered that wine was produced in Mexico, but apparently Mexico became … Continue reading

Posted in Local Agriculture, Mexico, Water | Leave a comment

Water worries

In southern California it’s difficult to escape the water scarcity issue. In a place that is known for its go with the flow lifestyle, the approach to water is anything but. The flow has been manipulated and depleted to create … Continue reading

Posted in Local Agriculture, Politics, Water | Leave a comment