Present and Past Projects
We are continuously looking for opportunities to serve in as many places as we are able.
Our goal is to encourage and educate toward a better future.
2018 - present We returned to Esterrilos Oeste while we search for a working farm to expand our project. We began work again with the local school, constructing a greenhouse for the kindergarten. The youngsters will not only eat the bounty from the garden, but be a part of the growing and harvesting.
2014 - 2016 Esterillos Oeste is a small fishing village where poverty is a daily struggle and jobs are few. We built a community garden near the local school where many mothers would come to help plant and harvest vegetables, and receive free produce. Here, they would gain knowledge on the importance of incorporating vegetables in their daily meals for the prevention of chronic illness and general good health. The garden was used as a platform to encourage residents to emulate a sustainable lifestyle.
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Carpinteria Garden Project
2016 - 2018 We built a productive garden with borrowed land in the community of Carpinteria. The produce was given to multiple agencies in town who help distribute food to the needy, including, seniors, low income families, and the local homeless mission. Here we learned about the challenges of farming in the midst of raging fires, lack of water, and flooding.
After the devastating earthquake in April 2016, we spent several weeks working in a camp for displaced, homeless families. We helped construct raised vegetable beds, and trained families on maintaining those gardens.