EcoHuertos Program Induction Workshop - Youth School Club in Development

November 6, 2013


On Wednesday, November 6, we held an EcoHuertos Induction Workshop at the Youth School Club in Development on Tiradentes Avenue, La Agustina in front of the Cristo Libre de Cristo Rey Park rotunda in Santo Domingo.

There were 39 participants at the workshop, comprised of students, teachers, staff and parents.

It was very comfortable to be in the classroom where the following signs were hanging on the wall: “The garden can help us with our economy,” “We can build with our own hands. We are making our garden,” “Together we can build our school garden.”

Through various work dynamics we defined the garden concept and presented ideas about the different types of gardens and plants we could grow and how to care for them. We gave each participant a copy of the manual “How to Make a School Garden” and explained the content of the book and how to use and consult it.

Finally, the group established individual and group commitments among those in attendance regarding the future of the school garden they will create.

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