Canadian writer, gardener and poet Cat Wheeler has lived in Bali since 2000. She is the co-founder of Slow Food Bali and she recently interviewed Orin and other Indonesian farmers on the island who’ve found their way back to the land for the Ubud Now and Then publication.
In an era when farmer’s kids can’t wait to put that traditional low-status occupation behind them, an interesting cross section of Indonesians are flouting cultural norms to pick up a shovel. Leading up to the Ubud Food Festival which celebrates the culinary bounty of the archipelago, I talked to a few non-traditional farmers about their career choices…
“We want to make farming more popular and accessible to people who might not have considered this option. To know your food, grow your food.” Orin Hardy