Using home gardens to decipher health and healing in the Andes.

  title={Using home gardens to decipher health and healing in the Andes.},
  author={Ruthbeth D. Finerman and Ross Sackett},
  journal={Medical anthropology quarterly},
  volume={17 4},
Home gardens are a pervasive component of Andean agricultural systems, but have been ignored in anthropological and agronomic research. Recent research in the indigenous community of Saraguro, Ecuador, employed a combination of in-depth interviews, free-listing, videotaped walk-throughs, and mapping to explore the role of home gardens, which are established and controlled by women. Findings reveal that, although gardens offer multiple benefits, they are overwhelmingly devoted to the cultivation… 

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