Edgardo Leonel García is a young Zapotec, sociologist, and peasant apprentice from Southern Mexico. He is a founder and member of the Autonomous Cooperative of Sharing and Learning of Oaxaca (CACAO), which aids in the struggle for food sovereignty. His knowledge about life comes mainly from the wisdom of his indigenous community. He has participated in initiatives to re-weave the social fabric of communities affected by poverty and violence in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, México, through community workshops that construct solutions for planting vegetables, handling garbage, and collective water management. Currently he is engaged in autonomous learning, self-management for life (autogestión), regeneration of the social fabric, and autonomy of the native peoples.
Ecoversities Gathering of Kindred Folk Re-imagining Higher Education Introduction by Kelly Tamey and Udi Mandel, co-hosts of the unconference with Manish Jain There is a knowledge movement slowly building all