Agroecology Community Garden & School Lunch Program

Location: 
Canduya, Ecuador
Alum Project Leader: 
Gustavo Torres
Alexandra Córdova
Grant Amount: 
$1270(USD)

MESA alumni Gustavo Torres and Alexandra Córdova have teamed up to address the issue of nutrition in the Canduya region, Bolívar province of Ecuador. Their project benefits the students of the Manuel Páliz School in Canduya and their families. Alexandra and Gustavo teach vegetable gardening using sustainable farming techniques. A key goal of their curriculum is to communicate the importance of eating vegetables. Crop propagation workshops in the garden are organized for children and their parents, and the food produced is used at the Manuel Paliz Elementary School to help supply the school lunch program.

This incredible group spent an engaging week together in the Bay Area from October 19-24. Thank you to all who supported this year's celebratory finale.