I have officially arrived on the Big Island after spending almost two weeks in Maui. Here at the Banyan Tree Sanctuary in Kona, I find myself surrounded by fruit trees and green geckos. I feel so much gratitude for the fresh food I have access to, this fruit is so alive that I can’t help but feeling connected to this land already. A sweet reminder of what real, ripe fruit is supposed to taste like. After breakfast I feel inspired and reflect on the delicious meal.
Through food I hope to gain a deeper understanding of the following things:
-sense of place and sense of identity
-relationship with the land, people, plants, animals, and self
-healing mind and body
-syncing body with the land through the foods that grow from it
-mindfulness and intention with growing and consuming