EcoHuertos Garden Creation Workshop Capotillo Education Center

November 20, 2013


On Wednesday November 20, 2013, an EcoHuertos garden creation workshop was held at the Capotillo Education Center, located in Santo Domingo.

Due to the limited amount of space available at the school, the vegetable garden will consist of vertical cultivation along the walls utilizing recycled gallon containers and three planter boxes 1 X 0.5m² in diameter.

Students from the previous induction workshop celebrated on October 30th joined the activity.

The group prepared the substrate, gallon containers and planter boxes.

The following seeds were planted in the boxes: tomato, radish, parsley, beets, basil, lettuce, eggplant, celery, green beans, spinach, pepper, chili pepper, leeks, okra and cilantro.

Ornamental plants were planted in the vertical wall garden to beautify the school, as well as some aromatic and medicinal plants such as: sage, oregano, and hawkweed.

The children, parents and teachers that participated in this activity looked happy and expressed how wonderful it was to get together and build their school 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