Sunday, December 18, 2005

From the Field: Oaxaca Mexico's forests, mushroom hunting, and self governance

Inspired story in From the Field online journal about Seattle anthropologist Melissa Poe's work in Oaxaca Mexico's outback.

Can you identify those mushrooms that Ms. Poe is holding?

Her story appeals to me because of the convergence of three problems faced locally in Oaxaca and throughout the world: economic development, social justice, and natural resource conservation.

Read my Dad's story and learn about fungus among us, and how an indigenous Mexican community responds to state sponsored clear cutting of their forest.


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