My wife Kathy and I just returned from Yoro, Honduras. We are working with two reservations of indigenous where the people don’t own their land. The people live in very primitive houses and exist below the poverty level. The group we work with is Honduras Hope. Bill Briggs is the coordinator and has been working in Honduras for 30 years. The group provides opportunities with nutrition, education, a medical clinic, a women’s cooperative, a culinary school and a dormitory form middle school and high school students who live in the mountains with only a primary school in that community.
My primary interest and involvement in this project is to provide alternative and sustainable nutritional food sources for the people. The indigenous people eat mostly rice, beans and corn. The farmers use chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides; many of which are ban in the United States. My vision is to teach the children who will gain scientific knowledge and horticulture skills in order to grow organically and enhance their dietary options.
I am attempting to let others know how Square Foot Gardening can provide an opportunity to grow nutritional vegetables and provide for themselves using organic practices. Your support of Honduras Hope can help us build a strong base of understanding. I want to encourage you to join our efforts by checking in on our Facebook page at HondurasHOPE. Supporting one another with meaningful gardening practices will make a difference in the way we change our nutritional habits and provide an incentive for others to do the same.