EcoHuertos Program Induction Workshop Ave María Polytechnic and Armando Rosenberg Home School

October 29, 2013

On Tuesday October 29, an induction workshop was held at the Ave Maria Polytechnic located in Sabana Perdida, Santo Domingo North.

The workshop was attended by 31 participants who represented the educational community of students, teachers as well as school and office staff.  The group was attentive and disciplined throughout the 3-hour workshop, which was necessary to grasp all the information offered.
It was obvious in the presentation that this group had experience and familiarity with gardening and vegetation through cultivation, which augurs well for the success of the EcoHuertos program at the school.

They analyzed and responded to the following questions: What is a garden? Why do we want one? What do we have and what do we need to create one? How should we organize ourselves so that it will be a sustainable garden?  The response to each of these questions was important in order to build the gardening concept and to establish individual and group commitments. We introduced ideas on the various types of gardens that can be planted, what types of plants can be cultivated and how to take care of them, among other things.

As is the custom in our Induction Workshops, we distributed copies of our “How to Make a School Garden” manual, reviewing its content and ways it can be used as reference material for garden creation.

Finally, a space was selected for planting of future gardens and dates were chosen for the garden creation workshop.

We happily welcome the Ave María Polytechnic and Armando Rosenberg Home School to GFDD’s 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