Creation of First School Garden in CONSA

September 9, 2011

Participants: Rose Lord from the non-profit organization, Food for Peace.

Students from Our Lady of Peace School worked with Rose Lord to create a Community Peace Garden. This activity was part of the DR Environmental Film Festival organized by FUNGLODE/GFDD. The objective of this initiative was to show the school and its surrounding communities the benefits of small vegetable gardens, without the need of huge tracts of land, where various types of vegetables, herbs and flowers can be grown. Through this activity, communities pull together and understand the importance of healthy food, harvested by their own hands. Following the workshop, participants were invited to FUNGLODE to see the documentary film, Play Again. After the film, there was a discussion about education and nature with Meg Merrill, the film's producer, Greg LeMieux, community coordinator of the documentary and Ms. Lord.

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