EcoHuertos Garden Creation Workshop Republic of Paraguay School

November 28, 2013


On Thursday November 28, 2013, the EcoHuertos Program held a garden creation workshop at the Republic of Paraguay School located in Santo Domingo.

Students from the EcoHuertos Induction workshop, held on November 12th attended the activity.

At this school, a roof vegetable garden was created using 4.20 m x 3.30 garden beds, in keeping with the measurements designated by the school.  For the construction of the garden, recycled wood was used to create a perimeter fence around the beds. Students helped build the perimeter fence, cleaned the dirt and debris and anything else not needed for the roof garden. They pruned trees and prepared the beds for planting. The edges around the boxes were secured by rocks collected at the school. In addition to the flowerbeds on the roof garden, other students got inspired and created a couple of neighboring flowerbeds to grow vegetables.

The following vegetables and fruits were planted: tomatoes, leeks, parsley, basil, beans, lettuce, spinach, melons, eggplant, pepper, garlic, celery, beets, carrots, radish, onions carrots and oregano.

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