EcoHuertos Program Induction Workshop El Capotillo Education Center

October 30, 2013


On Wednesday October 30th, we held an induction workshop at the Capotillo Education Center in Ensanche Capotillo, north of Santo Domingo.

Thirty people, including students, teachers, staff, parents and two invited guests from the local community took part in the EcoHuertos Induction workshop.

The high-spirited group was enthusiastic with their questions, comments and desire to participate. They had the group dynamics to create a garden and were asking the right questions, such as: 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?

As is the custom in our Induction Workshops, we gave every participant the “How to Make a School Garden” manual and explained its content and how to use it. We introduced ideas on various types of gardens that can be planted, what types of plants to cultivate and to take care of them, among other things.

Finally, they organized individual and group commitments among themselves on how to proceed in creating their school garden in the future.

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