NEWS

News from the field

An Update from the FUNDAMARCOS’ 2015 Agricultural Year

The following are from the FUNDAMARCOS  Sustainable Agricultural and Primary Health Program's work with 11 Villages in Cubulco and Granados, Baja Verapaz from 2014-2015: Tree Planting [caption id="attachment_1292" align="alignright" width="300"] Mother and son transplanting a small pine tree.[/caption] 29,443 total trees planted 20,097 small trees transplanted onto the hillsides...

La Semilla – July 2015

[caption width="1536" align="aligncenter"] In Honduras, Patricio Jacobo of La Semilla teaches indigenous Lenca farmers about organic agriculture for food security at a time when they are increasingly feeling the effects of climate change.[/caption]...

Inspiring Words From The Encyclical Letter

Patricio Jacobo, Coordinator, Trainer, and Supervisor of Agricultural Resiliency Trainers  at La Semilla del Progreso in Honduras took inspiration from the Encyclical Letter.  "Thank you for bringing to our attention the Encyclical  "Care for Our Common Home" by Pope Francis. We appreciate your encouragement to use it in...

Visiting Coffee Farmers in Honduras – FEB 2015

This February, Paul and Mary McKay are visiting the La Semilla del Progreso project in Honduras. As you can see the roads can get tough. Patricio Jacobo is thankful to get back on the roads after some hard work pushing in the mud. Mary sent these words...

Thanks For All The Donations – JAN 2015

Our 2014 holiday donation drive was a fabulous success!  All your generous gifts will make a tremendous impact on EPIC's work and what we can do for our project partners. We had 94 recipients in total and here are some of the most popular gifts: Sponsoring...

La Buena Tierra: New Graduates and New Playground – Nov 2014

La Buena Tierra was started in Cuernavaca in 1999 as a preschool for children of very poor families who were entering first grade with no preparation. Next the mothers dreamed of a quality elementary school. The children had become excited about learning, but they became...

Creating Opportunties for Central American Youth – Nov 2014

Honduras is the poorest county in Central America, and for many youth, opportunities for education or employment are nonexistent. The greatest number of unaccompanied minors to the US now come from Honduras. La Semilla is working in very poor rural areas to give teens from...

AGM Pictures + New Video – Aug 2014

This weekend, we had a fantastic time at EPIC's Annual General Meeting in Allenspark, CO. Watch our new video and see the Farmer to Farmer Teaching Method in action as two EPIC projects collaborate on water conservation efforts. Hope to see you next summer! [gallery columns="4" ids="670,671,672,668"]...