Raul Ybarra Primary School Garden

Program Type: 
Number of Individuals Program Serves: 
500
Year Founded: 
2016
About the Program: 

The Raul Ybarra Primary School is a Department of Education school that offers a Garden Classroom Program to promote healthy eating habits and the principles of permaculture. Our school serves a diverse community of students that go from Kinder to 8th grade. Since 2016 we have received training and support from the Agriculture Extension Service at the University of Puerto Rico. More recently we have joined efforts with Plenitud Puerto Rico to learn more about sustainable practices and ecological gardening.

Our goal is to spread the word about ecological agriculture and to teach people that agriculture can become a source of work to sustain a family. By doing this we also integrate the learning of  English, Science, Math, Social Studies and Family Sciences. We grow lettuce, tomatoes, beans, broccoli, swiss chard, kale, plantains, and coriander. Our crops are shared with students, teachers, and the community.

Program Members: 
Juan Soto
Teacher