Basic Gardening Course- Community Garden of the Fe y Vida Abundante Church Center Foundation

June 14, 2014


On Saturday June 14, members of the Community Garden from the Fe y Vida Abundante Church Center took a Basic Gardening Course offered by agronomist, Wilkin Encarnación, manager of the National Botanic Garden Seed Bank. 

Children, teens and adults from the community took the course. As is characteristic of this community, they participated with a great deal of interest and enthusiasm while learning the basic concepts of managing a vegetable garden. 

The length of the course was three hours, during which time students dealt with the following topics: vegetables and their importance, the different varieties of plants, sowing, caring for and harvesting their crops. They also learned about watering, sunlight and soil types as well as no-till farming, nurseries and transplanting.

We visited the vegetable garden and planted carrots and spinach. We looked over the tomato, cilantro and pepper plants. We made a plan to plant eggplant on Sunday.

Congratulations to the members of the Community Garden of the Fe y Vida Abundante Church Center Foundation for the positive results that their Community Garden is yielding so far. 

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