Course on basic cultivation practices - Fray Ramón Pané School

January 28, 2014


The EcoHuertos Program has successfully undertaken a series of courses as part of the training it offers. 

The Basic Cultivation Course, given by Agronomy Engineer Wilkin Encarnación, helped attendees understand basic horticultural concepts and answered many questions, such as: What is a garden? What are the different types of gardens? What should be taken into account when growing vegetables? They also looked at what kinds of plants would grow best in the each garden type.

The following centers took part in the course between January-March: 

January 28: Fray Ramón Pané, School with 30 participants. 

Those who attended the workshop participated with a great deal of interest and came with lots of questions, comments and personal anecdotes about their own growing experiences.

As part of the follow-up to the gardens already set up, the course ended with a donation of seeds corresponding to the needs and conditions of each garden system, such as: tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers, lettuce, basil, cubanela peppers, leeks, onions, beets, bell peppers, okra, spinach, pumpkin and parsley. 

At the end of the course, the instructor paid a visit to the garden, making suggestions on the efficient care of plants, their general appearance and weed control, water and sun needs as well as nutrient requirements.

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