|Aguada, Puerto Rico, United States|
(projects i'm involved in)
(projects i'm following)
Since little had love and passion for nature. Some family members have teached me natural medicines, also that local produce is important and should be part of our lives.
But acknowledging various factors such as Climate Change and that in Puerto Rico most of local food in being produced with chemical products causing many health conditions, and agricultural heritage and sovereignty has reduced in the recent 100 years from today, taking us to import 80% to 90% of food from other countries, it did not make any sense personally, recognizing us being capable of grow food all year round supported by our climate and having great quality soil.
This took me on a personal journey to learn and rescue our organic agricultural practices, local diet and managing natural resources.
In 2010 - 2012 Studied and Acquired Certifications in Vegetable Gardening, Medicinal Plants and Hydroponics Systems in Escuela Vocacional Agricola Soller in Camuy, P.R.
Eventually formed part of the volunteer program since finals of 2011 for 1 1/2 years in Plenitud Iniciativas Eco educativas in Las Marias, Puerto Rico where I learned about sustainable and permacultural practices such as Organic Agriculture, Land Conservation, Swale and Passive Irrigation systems, Super-adobe, Rocket Kitchens and many other things, also completed a PDC Certification by Geoff Lawton in 2013.
After this I have participated actively in other farms and projects to exchange and expand knowledge, techniques and practices in many levels.
By 2015 I created my own project called Chakra Verde: Casa Taller y Huerta Ecológica.
I wanted to share all things I have learned and inspire the local people and surrounding community to grow their own food, take care of our natural resources and use them in a holistic and sustainable way, for them to have food security and adapt to fast climate changing circumstances such as hurricanes or earth quakes.
After Hurricane Maria I took the opportunity to participate and learn in Earthship Biotecture workshop in Tainasoy Apiary located in Aguada,P.R. where I further my skills in Sustainable Architecture.
More to do and learn... !Lets Keep on Growing!
|Online Permaculture Design Course|
|Type: Geoff Lawton Online PDC|
|Teacher: Owen Ingley|
|Location: Plenitud Iniciativas Eco-educativas|
|Date: Dec 2013|