Teach agriculture to youth in Puerto Rico

by ASPIRA Inc. de Puerto Rico
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Teach agriculture to youth in Puerto Rico
Teach agriculture to youth in Puerto Rico
Teach agriculture to youth in Puerto Rico
Teach agriculture to youth in Puerto Rico
Teach agriculture to youth in Puerto Rico
Teach agriculture to youth in Puerto Rico
Teach agriculture to youth in Puerto Rico
Teach agriculture to youth in Puerto Rico
Teach agriculture to youth in Puerto Rico
Teach agriculture to youth in Puerto Rico
Teach agriculture to youth in Puerto Rico

Project Report | Aug 2, 2021
ASPIRA Agro Educational Project June 30 2021

By William Gomez | Executive Director

ASPIRA Inc. de Puerto Rico

El Pitirre Agri - Educational Project # 4781

Quarterly Report  

June 30 2021

The El Pitirre Agri-Educational Project has represent a challenge for ASPIRA.

During Pandemic times an Agronomist, one farm employee and other ASPIRA staff has supported the efforts to keep s Pitirre Farm by care of Plants (Dragon Fruit and others)

Equipped with Lap- tops or tablets 16 students from ASPIRA of Mayaguez Alternative School have participated of fourteen conferences in planting, fertilizing and keeping plants healthy and clean. The agronomist transmitted them his enthusiasm and knowledge and love for land and environment.

From February to May 2021 a new group of students participated of agricultural skills workshops. As allowed by social distancing regulations, students will attend to the farm and take presential hands on workshops.

To date, there is 1.5 acre planted with 235 dragon fruit plants, which are producing marketable fruits and second generation plants.

There are 210 lemon trees planted in an estimate of two acres. It is expected to start production in next year.

There is .75 acre of Dominican Yautia which is claimed by consumers for its nutritional value and deliciousness.

There are 18 tables under four green houses, planted with cilantro (recao) condiment that is sold to local markets.

The goal is to increase planting and production based on demand and cost effectiveness of such products.   

 

ASPIRA Inc. de Puerto Rico

El Pitirre Agri - Educational Project # 4781

Quarterly Report  

June 30 2021

The El Pitirre Agri-Educational Project has represent a challenge for ASPIRA.

During Pandemic times an Agronomist, one farm employee and other ASPIRA staff has supported the efforts to keep s Pitirre Farm by care of Plants (Dragon Fruit and others)

Equipped with Lap- tops or tablets 16 students from ASPIRA of Mayaguez Alternative School have participated of fourteen conferences in planting, fertilizing and keeping plants healthy and clean. The agronomist transmitted them his enthusiasm and knowledge and love for land and environment.

From February to May 2021 a new group of students participated of agricultural skills workshops. As allowed by social distancing regulations, students will attend to the farm and take presential hands on workshops.

To date, there is 1.5 acre planted with 235 dragon fruit plants, which are producing marketable fruits and second generation plants.

There are 210 lemon trees planted in an estimate of two acres. It is expected to start production in next year.

There is .75 acre of Dominican Yautia which is claimed by consumers for its nutritional value and deliciousness.

There are 18 tables under four green houses, planted with cilantro (recao) condiment that is sold to local markets.

The goal is to increase planting and production based on demand and cost effectiveness of such products.   


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ASPIRA Inc. de Puerto Rico

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico
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Twitter: @aspirapr
ASPIRA Inc. de Puerto Rico
Cora Arce
Project Leader:
Cora Arce
San Juan , Puerto Rico

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