Ladakhis: Village people of the Himalaya, who have raised families and built soil for thousands of years on glacial melt and four inches of annual rainfall. Most are practicing Tibetan Buddhists. Barley flour, wheat bread, vegetables, noodle soup, butter tea, meat, and apricots are standard fare.
Caitlin & Jason: We go to Ladakh to live and work with farmers for at least two years. Our dream is to found a joyful human community and school in Maine that increases biodiversity and lives largely from the land through hand work.
We long for a living understanding of humans as part of the natural world, reciprocal with her, responsible to her and to each other. We love simple good living, food, music, and making our own tools, clothes, and gear. We strive to live considering the ancestors, the real effects of what we do today, and the lives of many generations to come.