EPIC Gift Catalogue

Sustainable Agriculture Classes for Youth


Youth in Honduras want to stay in their communities and you can be a part of creating opportunities for them. Migrating north to the US can become the only option unless they can see an alternative path in their communities. Sponsor a young person to attend classes with La Semilla del Progreso. They are taught multiple strategies to manage water, conserve and enrich soil, and control pests – all without needing to buy agro-chemicals. Given that these teenagers will never have more than a few acres, they learn very intensive and sophisticated farm management. This agricultural training, plus the inspiration provided by La Semilla, has restored the term “farmer” to be a viable vocational option for many teens. Help them become successful farmers and they will stay!