EcoHuertos Garden Creation Workshop Quisqueya Education Center

December 2, 2013


On Monday December 2nd, 2013, EcoHuertos program held their garden creation workshop at the Quisqueya Education Center in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.

A vegetable garden made up of nine planting beds was created, the edges delineated by thick tree branches which were pruned from nearby bushes. Each planter was divided into three grids, which were used for the students to pair off into groups and plant in each one of them.

Students from the EcoHuertos Induction Workshop, held on November 8th attended the activity.

Students, several teachers, the gardener and the school director all got involved in a dynamic example of teamwork.  They cleaned the area of everything they didn’t need, pruned trees and bushes and prepared the planting beds.

Wide arrays of vegetables were planted, including: radishes, tomatoes, leeks, green beans, spinach, carrots, onions, okra, lettuce, celery, beets, eggplant, and basil as well as aloe and oregano.

The event was pleasant and fun, characteristic of the contagious childhood energy that circulated around the vegetable garden.

Welcome to the EcoHuertos Program!

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