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Overheard At The Canning Workshop

March 1, 2022

Anyone who has ever taken part in a group activity like preparing food knows that the best part is the conversation and camaraderie as people peel, chop, mix, and package. A recent vegetable canning workshop given by local partner INESIN was no different. Seven women and four youngsters worked together preserving pickled chilies, hot sauce […]

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Thriving in Place

January 7, 2022

Doña Zoila says, “I have food to eat and food to sell.” Using skills and practices she learned in workshops given by local partner INESIN, she is feeding her family a balanced diet and earning money for household needs. Soil deterioration, water pollution, drought and lack of biodiversity have sharply affected her community’s traditional dependence […]

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Community Solidarity During Pandemic

June 28, 2021

The success of Doña Guadalupe’s small family farm has made a big difference to her community. Even before the start of the pandemic, neighbors who were not yet engaged in the program took note of how Doña Guadalupe’s family worked together at practices like improving their soil with the droppings of their chickens and goats. […]

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Experience and Initiative to the Rescue

December 16, 2020

While many program activities have been canceled because of the pandemic, practices that participants have already adopted are helping to keep them afloat during these most challenging times. In June 2020, local partner INESIN paid a masked and socially-distanced visit to Manuela’s village. Manuela invited them to see how her greenhouse is working for her. […]

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Brothers and Sisters of Different Faiths Face Challenges Together in Mexico

March 3, 2020

In addition to receiving training on climate-sensitive agriculture techniques, program participants are finding common ground with people of other faiths and genders. In Southern Mexico politicians have used religion to divide communities. These divisions make it almost impossible for small communities to successfully organize and access government services like clean water or health services. But […]

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