This sensory journey through the vegetable garden uses the fruits of the earth as a means for personal transformation. Participants are taken on a walk among the planters, during which they sample directly from what the soil has to offer.
Taste and smell are the senses that most connect to memory. When stimulated, they take us back to our deepest recollections, turning a sensory journey into time travel.
This experience is guided by an MCE mindfulness instructor, who helps participants stay in contact with their senses and train their powers of concentration and observation. In this way, a gustatory experience becomes an intimate and personal experience, stripped of pre-existing assumptions or frameworks.
The aim is to sense ‘simply,’ allowing what is actually present to be perceived. Moreover, the importance of seasonality comes forward—that essential connection between humans and the ecosystem in which they live.