On my travels in India to the Origins of our Spices, I ventured up into the Idukki Forest Reserve where there are a number of Tribal Farmers growing spices like Turmeric, Pepper & Ginger. Spending time with Raman, one of these farmers, was a real eye opener when it came to understanding what is really important when we look at the quality of a product like Turmeric. Our contemporary need to connect to the source sees us engaging with ancient traditional and simple wisdom. Have we made life too complicated...?
Harvesting Organic Turmeric in the Tribal Areas of Kerala from Tim Ellis on Vimeo.