Creation of the Babeque School Garden

February 1, 2012

Participants: María Quirico and the students of Babeque Secondary School

This project came about as a result of the interest generated by students who attended the launch of the School Gardens Program. The School Gardens initiative seeks to complement secondary and preparatory academic plans in the following way:

  • 1) Strengthen the study of Natural Sciences by including experimental activities;
  • 2) Show students how to recycle organic material that can be used for organic composting and fertilizer;
  • 3) Raise awareness about the importance of a well-balanced diet;
  • 4) Create a practical manual on creating school gardens;
  • 5) Provide a space for recreation, relaxation and physical activity.

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