This came from one of the women that attended one of our SPROUT field trip Open Houses in May 2013:
As you may remember we met last May in the youth garden in Washington DC because, I was designing a school garden project.
I want to share with you some pictures of what I have been doing since I came back to Mexico.
I worked in a summer camp with elementary school children and they really loved it, it is amazing how they love to work with soil and their preferences for eating vegetables changed.
Right now I am working with high school students, we have started to plant some vegetables seeds and they did a compost. They are 16 years old and they are very excited about it. The idea is the students can design and take care of the garden because at the end is going to be their garden.
So, I want to thank you for all your help and all the information you have provided me. This project will have a great impact in children food security.
I hope in the future we can continue collaborating.
Appropriately, it was just Mexican Independence Day (Sept. 16, 2013) - let’s also cheer on their independence from childhood obesity and reclaiming sustainable agriculture! Viva Mexico!