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Seed brigade volunteers sorting seed for distribution by the PR Resilience Fund. Bulk donations had to be separated into individual seed packets for distribution. The help of dozens of volunteers every day for a week made it possible to ge the seeds…

Art packs from Hudson Valley Seed Company donations were set aside specifically for schools. The art packs would allow those teaching agriculture to integrate the arts into their activities and lessons. This is essential because art and music classes…

Sorting seeds sent by Hudson Valley Seed Company for Semitecas, or mini seed banks. These mini seed banks are designated for schools. Due to a lack of funding, schools in Puerto Rico no longer offer music and art so Hudson Valley Seed Library seed…

Some of the seed donations that came to the PR Resilience Fund were in bulk packages and had to be sorted, separated into smaller envelopes and labeled. Volunteers from all over the world worked for five days to get the seeds sorted and ready for…

Volunteer and San Juan resident Rahnawn Littles sorting a set of seeds from Hudson Valley Seed Library for donation to school gardens, organic farms and agroecology projects, community gardens, and home growers throughout the island of Puerto Rico.

The garden beds at Tainasoy Apiario are raised beds with irrigation ditches fed by a rainwater catchment system. The beds are made on contour for soil stability and to help prevent erosion, as well as for water management. These beds are for annual…

Bee box ready to house bees after a honeybee rescue by Carlos Chaparro, one of the owners of Tainasoy Apiario.

Noemi Chaparro, one of the farm owners at Tainasoy, gave a tour of the land, including the site where the first earthship construction in Puerto Rico would be begin to be built in the coming months.

This hillside is filled with fruit like banana, plantain, pineapple and papaya. Beyond the food forest, at the bottom of the slope, is the first site of the first earthship construction site in Puerto Rico.

View of the developing food forest at Plenitud PR that can be seen from the front door of the farm’s earthbag house.

Patchouli right after harvesting the leaves planted in a row along a terraced hillside to prevent soil erosion and help strengthen and stabilize soil.

Hands-on experience is the best teacher when learning about organic agriculture, permaculture and agroecology. Some of the seedlings being planted on this slope will produce food, while others will set deep roots to preserve soil stability and…

Students from St. Thomas University in Minnesota were attending a service learning program at Plenitud PR when the Raíces crew arrived in January 2018. Students participating in the trip participated in trainings, workshops, and volunteer…

Raíces Director Francisco G. Gómez and volunteer Christina Proxenos working the earth at Finca Mi Casa under the direction of Don Luis Soto. During our visit, we planted a small patch of three varieties of beans for seed saving from some of the…

Don Luis and the Raíces crew immediately began preparing earth and planting seeds for a few varieties of beans after Don Luis chose the seed varieties he wanted to grow from the 50 pound box of seeds donated to Raíces by a dozen organic, non-GMO…
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