EcoHuertos Creation Day- Fe y Vida Abundante Church Center Foundation

January 17, 2014


On Friday January 17, 2014, an EcoHuertos garden creation workshop was held at the Fe y Vida Abundante Church Center Foundation, located in the Favidrio Residential Area in Madre Vieja, San Cristobal.

The group successfully put together and planted a vegetable garden made up of 19 flowerbeds bounded by concrete blocks and stones that were already there. In addition, aromatic and medicinal plants were also planted inside several used tires, which were then painted by members of the center.

Members of the religious community who previously took part in the EcoHuertos Induction Workshop on October 25, 2013 were also involved in this activity.

The following fruits and vegetables were planted: melons, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, beets, carrots, eggplant, okra, spinach, celery, cubanela peppers, lettuce, radish, passion fruit and chili peppers. The herbs and spices included: oregano, sage pennyroyal, basil, lemon balm as well as seeds for such ornamental plants as Garden Four O’clock  (Mirabilis jalapa, Nyctaginaceae).

The event was held in a pleasant and fun atmosphere, with the enthusiastic participation of the centers children.

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