Children in Hato Nuevo Work with Dedication on their School Vegetable Garden

Santo Domingo, March 9, 2016

On February 23, 2016, Cristiana Cruz Minier, coordinator of the EcoHuertos program, visited the Eco Garden of Escuela Básica Concepción Bona for a sowing session.

Fourth and fifth graders, members of the Eco Huertos group, helped by three teachers and the gardener, started by cleaning and weeding the school vegetable garden and then removing the soil from the planting beds. Later on planting seedlings of peppers, tomato, common lettuce, romaine, flat-leave parsley, cabbage, onion, and curly parsley seeds.

The Dialogic Inquiry Strategy was applied throughout the work day. It consists of inquiries that encourage responses, comments and questions from the students, on concepts related to gardening and to nature in general.

Congratulations to the members of Grupo Eco Huertos from Escuela Básica Concepción Bona for their enthusiasm and dedication in the management of the vegetable garden!

Since its inception the program has created a total of 26 vegetable gardens across the country in the provinces of Santo Domingo, Santiago, San Cristobal, Baní, Monte Plata, and Azua.

9 Private Schools
Babeque Secondary School
Loyola School
Centro Educativo Los Prados
Rene Descartes School
Calasanz School
Saint George
New Horizons
Escuela Hogar del Niño
Centro Educativo Quisqueya

10 Public Schools:
Fray Ramón Pane School
El Llano Elementary School
Canadá School
Las Barreras Elementary School
Capotillo Education Center
Ave María Polytechnic School
Republic of Paraguay School
Youth in Development School
Quisqueya Education Center
Braulio Paulino Polytechnic School
Unión Panamericana Secondary School
Escuela Básica Concepción Bona

6 Community Centers:
Club Banreservas
Women’s Association of La Nueva Esperanza
Children International’s Community Center in Bayaguana
Fe y Vida Abundante Church Center Foundation
Batey 50 (El Seibo)

5 Family gardens:
Figuereo and Yumary Castillo Family
Bernardina Agramonte Family
Matos Vargas Family
Stalin Feliz Beltré Family
Ramón Rodríguez Bueno


Banco de Reservas
Children International
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
Centro Cultural Perelló
Red Nacional de Apoyo Empresarial a la Protección Ambiental