Celebrating Sustainable Agriculture at the Children’s Academy

 In Children's Academy, Quality Schools Program, Stories of Change

Traditionally, May 1st is a celebration of agriculture in Haiti. Even with all the recent gang violence and insecurity, The Children’s Academy held a wonderful agricultural celebration on Monday, May 2nd. An abundance of beautiful vegetables harvested from local gardens–The Children’s Academy’s and families’–were proudly displayed. And some were cooked and enjoyed! (Including this GIANT YAM, pictured above, harvested by these two students and their mom!)

Agriculture is an extremely important aspect of the student and their families’ experience at The Children’s Academy. The students and parents are enthusiastically learning permaculture practices by doing them. Permaculture is a great sustainable way to significantly increase yields by taking better care of the soil.

Learning to be more autonomous and to work well together are core objectives at The Children’s Academy.

Thank you for your support!


Merline & John Engle, Co-Directors

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