New Vegetable Garden at Centro Educativo Jardín del Saber

Centro Educativo Jardín del Saber, with the support of the GFDD program EcoHuertos, is taking the first steps to create its own organic garden. On April 10, a total of six students accompanied by the director of the school, a member of the community, and the carpenter and his assistant began the construction of an urban roof garden.

After cleaning and conditioning the area, participants recycled pallets, collected by students and teachers among the community’s merchants, to create palisades. Also old tires and plastic bottles were reused.

Thus ended the first stage of creation of the roof garden in La Zurza, and Cristiana Cruz Minier, program coordinator, announced that on May 1 the work would be completed.

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