A Huge Thanks to Seattle Seed Co.
In the current planting season, the FUNDAMARCOS extension team has benefited from a large donation of 7 varieties of organic heirloom seeds from Seattle Seed Company.
Developing Mobile Education Units
Chuck Regier consultant from Kauffman Museum, Kansas, seeks advice from local graphic artists, Marta Julia Tomas and Daniel Mach regarding local printing resources for banners and photographs.
La Semilla del Progreso – November 2015
Honduras was already the poorest county in Central America, and this year’s drought has caused great suffering. La Semilla had been preparing farmers for weather extremes by emphasizing a resilient food production. Each family is advised to plant food crops that like lots of water and crops that do well with little. Still, when the […]
2014 – 2015 Annual Report
Highlights from the 2014 – 2015 Annual Report includes: Updates on FUNDAMARCOS, La Semilla del Progreso, EPIC's partnership with the Friends of Napal (Pariwar), Mujers en Acción, La Buena Tierra, Casa De Los Amigos, Creciendo Juntos, and Casa Para La Cultura Maya.
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 29,443 total trees planted 20,097 small trees transplanted onto the hillsides for reforestation, firewood and lumber – 9 varieties selected to be appropriate for the elevation where they were planted. […]
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 our leadership training. We are very much aware of this […]
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 about the photos below, “Beautifully shaded coffee – integrated […]
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 an Honduran youth for 4 day course on sustainable […]
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 frustrated and lost interest in the poor under-funded and overcrowded […]