growing art & agritourism: seychelles photoessay

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Because I live on a remote barrier island in Florida, I am always drawn to how art & agriculture are expressed in other coastal areas.  Photosparks has brought us a lovely pictorial travel guide that immediately transports you to the islands off Kenya’s borders.

With a population of only 95,000 people, the Seychelles still punch above their weight when it comes to leadership in conservation, environmental design, and sustainable tourism. Many of the islands are designated natural reserves.

Currently in the Seychelles, three large holdings producing mainly coconuts, cinnamon, and tea.  Roughly 250 families are engaged in full-time production of foodstuffs; and an estimated 700 families work on a part-time basis. Many households cultivate gardens and raise livestock for home consumption.

Although the Seychelles are quiet small in size, the stunning natural beauty and relaxed flair of these tropical islands have drawn in many artists during the years. Mahé and Praslin have a vibrant art scene and are home to a number of well-known painters and sculptors. Most have their own art gallery, where they welcome guests to view their often island-inspired, highly colorful art works. Just leave your phone at home with no wi-fi!

lange: art, agriculture, agritourism.  Exploring and expanding the intersections of art, agriculture, agritourism, and agrarian systems within Florida’s creative placemaking.  How can we help you grow? 941/875.5190.

 

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