Direct and indirect employment
Kg of food produced
Activities carried out at the local school
Attendance and participation in conferences and events
Last update 02-2020
There are several schools close to the project in which we have participated in activities and talks for students and teachers.
At the El Cajon school, more than 100 children attend daily from kindergarten to 6th grade. We believe that children are the ones who are going to be able to generate positive and persistent changes at the town, such as the trash separation and the construction of family gardens.
The school has an orchard promoted by INTA's Pro Huerta program that periodically brings them seeds.
Forest conservation and restoration requires the work, commitment and integration of the communities. Recognize the forest as a source of work.
We currently have 5 hives in the forest, with which we promote the presence of pollinators in the region, in addition to collaborating with small regional honey producers.
Plants pollinated by animals need them to guarantee their reproduction. Generally there is some kind of attractant (smell and color) and a reward (nectar and pollen). Food generation depends on 70% of bees.
However, they are under threat. In Argentina, 34% of the existing hives per year are lost due to the use of pesticides, deforestation and the lack of flowers, among other things.
We want to involve the community with sustainable practices so that they can connect with nature and recognize the forest as a source of
food. This is why we began to cultivate different species very present in the Andean ancestral culture with gastronomic value.
Cayote (Cucurbita ficifolia) is a creeping plant native to South America. Its flowers and buds can be eaten as vegetables, while its fruit is widely used for sweets.
The chilto (Solanum betaceum) or also called tree tomato, bush tomato or Andean tomato is a shrub 3 or 4 meters high, it is native to the Andean regions of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Argentina. This fruit was very important in the food base of the indigenous communities of the region and grows in jungles and forests of northwestern Argentina.