Organic Vegetable Gardens

– Intendente Alvear, School No. 196, Organic Vegetable Garden “Armando Pepa”:

With the support of a group of sponsors, and the effort of the school’s authorities and teachers, we were able to undertake this great project which was subsequently replicated in other towns.

Through this community vegetable garden, we want children to learn a new trade, and, in addition to studying, to have the time and physical space to till the soil and see the products they can get if they work hard and persevere.

With the guidance and dedication shown from the very beginning by their teacher, Roberto Lucas, the children created the garden and keep it day after day. More than 140 students have learnt to cultivate the soil, and with the profits from the sale of vegetables, they can re-invest in seeds and tools to continue planting, instruments needed by the school, trainers and school overalls for disadvantaged children.

Similarly to other initiatives, in this case we paid tribute to a great person who lived in our town – the Model Vegetable Garden was named “Armando Pepa.”

 

– Bernardo Larroudé, School No. 20 “Organic Vegetable Garden:”

Pursuing the aim of offering children the possibility to learn a new trade, we created another vegetable garden in School No. 20, located in Bernardo Larroudé. Thanks to its headmistress, Alicia Gaia, and to top-model Valeria Mazza who sponsors this initiative, we were able to lay out the second model vegetable garden in the area.

The students themselves created the garden and nowadays maintain it.

We believe that the greatest value created from this project is that the vegetables grown by the children are given to the school feeding centre of their town. Thanks to that, not only are children learning the importance of working and learning a new trade, but also doing the good deed of helping those in need.

 

– Ceballos, School No. 47 “Reactivation of the Henhouse:”

Something different happened in the town of Ceballos. Given that there was an organic vegetable garden already in place, we set out to reactivate a henhouse. With a donation of 50 hens and 200 broiler chickens, as well as the feed required, the children acquired another space to work. The product obtained is sold to replenish stock, and it is also used in the school dinning centre of their community.