P.O. Box 433 Allenspark, CO 80510

La Semilla del Progreso, an agricultural training center providing intensive training for farmers from surrounding communities and afterwards continues to support them in the sometimes delicate transition from conventional practices to regenerative organic agriculture.

The 2020- 2021 EPIC Annual Report includes: Update on Tempisque Rice Project, Vegetable and Chicken Projects, Highlights of Pandemic Work including: Food and Mask Distribution, Health Education, Updates on efforts in: Erosion control and water management, Planting trees for reforestation, Updates on La Buena Tierra Preschool and Elementary School.

While the US is in turmoil, all EPIC program partners are starting a new year of activities. These are modified to prevent the spread of Covid. In Mexico students pre-K through 6th grade at La Buena Tierra are studying virtually via cell phones. For children without phones, the director acquired donated used phones. EPIC provided some needed scholarships and school kits for kindergarten students who could not afford them.

The theme for the 2018- 2019 Annual Report examines: 1) A letter from New Executive Director, Barry Bartel 2) Significant expansion of EPIC’s sustainable agricultural work, 3) Integration of new, young leadership with an increased focus on youth 4) Inspiring Reflections from the Board Trip