New Organic Farming Project

When I was out in the middle of nowhere as reported in the Javier III post, we spent some time talking with a woman from a Canadian NGO. They have a 3-year program in organic farming.

The audience are the young folks in the area. There are two days of classes per week with a garden space that they share. In addition, they are to set up their own private gardens back at home. Seeds and other material are given to them. Besides growing the crops, they will learn to collect their own seeds in order to make a sustainable system.

After they complete the three-year program, they will be able to enter the university in a regular agronomy program in year three. Clearly an opportunity most would never have without the program.