【Working in rice fields in Laos】
I had dinner at a Laotian restaurant, and since it was my first time finding Laotian food in Manhattan, I was really excited to try the food (turned out to be one of my favorite Asian restaurants in the city!). The sticky rice and all the fragrant flavors brought me right back to Laos, and to the day where I worked in the rice field in Luang Prabang.
In Laos, sticky rice is the base of every meal and are still mostly planted by hand. When I was in Luang Prabang I had a great hands-on experience learning about the process of planting and harvesting rice with the organization- Living Land Company.
(That's me in the picture trying to carry a basket filled with rice using my forehead 👩🏽🌾)
The Living Land Company is a social enterprise that supports the local community in Luang Prabang. The organization introduces organic, eco-friendly methods of farming to local farmers, and the organic produce is then supplied to restaurants that appreciate chemical-free greens. The organization also hold tours for travelers who are interested in having hands-on experience to learn about the process of planting and harvesting rice.
ALL profit goes back to supporting the village. From financing children's schooling of disadvantaged families, helping villagers gain access to healthcare and clean water, to improving sanitation facilities in the village and more. This organization has a great positive impact on the community!
If you happen to be in Luang Prabang (or planning on to be there), don't miss this excellent opportunity to get involved and help support the local community! ❤
Check out their website for more details!
糯米是寮國的主食。在那，大多數的稻米都還是手種的。當時在寮國龍坡邦旅行的期間找到了一家社企-Living Land Company，報名了半天體驗營，跟當地農夫一起下田種糯米。
Living Rice Farm/ the Living Land Company 是龍坡邦的當地社會企業組織。它教導龍坡邦附近村莊的弱勢村民、農夫怎麼運用有機及能讓土地長期發展不破壞自然的方式來耕作。採收的農作物會販售給喜歡沒農藥污染的餐廳業者。Living Land Company也有給觀光客的行程，讓觀光客實際下田一起犁田、插秧、耕作、採收等，體驗種稻米（這次我們參加的是半天行程）。
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