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Mano a Mano is building a demonstration and training center in Bolivia.

Mano a Mano is building a demonstration and training center in Bolivia.

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  • 1. Demonstration and Training Center Update Mock-up of Project
  • 2. New Work on the Project, Feb 2013 Phase 4 Construction of greenhouse to raise crops in a protected environmentFor an overview of the demonstration andtraining center project click the followinglink:http://manoamano.org/blog/demonstration-and-training-center-in-el-abra/
  • 3. Step 1: measuring and digging holes
  • 4. Step 2: Planting treated posts
  • 5. Step 3: Building the Greenhouse structure Measuring and cutting wooden beams
  • 6. Fitting and nailing the roof
  • 7. Step 4: Completing the interior structure
  • 8. Cutting and fitting beams and posts
  • 9. Step 5: Placing and fastening the Agrofilm Measuring and cutting the Agrofilm
  • 10. Cutting protective strips from left-over plastic from pondsand recycling them for use in attaching the covering of the green house
  • 11. Extending and fastening the Agrofilm to the roof and sides
  • 12. Cutting, extending and fastening the Agrofilm to the front panel
  • 13. Step 6: Constructing and placing the door Constructing the door
  • 14. Installing hinges for the door
  • 15. Placing the door
  • 16. Step 7: Fastening the base of the green house
  • 17. Completed Green House
  • 18. Phase 5: Planting• After fertilizing, plowing, raking, breaking up sod and leveling, more organic material was spread on the land in order to proceed with the plantings and transplants of various crops.• In addition, holes were dug for the shade and fruit trees that will continue to form segments of planting.
  • 19. Spreading manure
  • 20. Digging holes for rows of trees among sections of plantings
  • 21. Planting onions
  • 22. Planting lima beans
  • 23. Planting a mixture of corn, peas and squash
  • 24. Seeds used
  • 25. Planting carrots
  • 26. First completed planting bed
  • 27. Other Activities
  • 28. Final Finishing of Ponds• Beause of rain, the ponds began to accumulate water before they were completely finished.• To finish them, a human chain was formed in which all cooperated to extract water.• Then the rain damage to the wall was repaired and a protective plastic was installed to protect the lining.• Next the impermeable liner was installed.• The pond was then filled to mold the plastic.• Finally, a channel was constructed to secure the liner.
  • 29. Human chain to extract rain water from the pond
  • 30. Repairing the walls and placing the protective plastic
  • 31. Installation of the impermeable liner
  • 32. Filling the pond to mold the plastic
  • 33. Building the canal to secure the liner
  • 34. Completed Pond
  • 35. The construction of the perimeter wall continues Unloading material
  • 36. Placing support beams
  • 37. Installing the siding
  • 38. Plants in the shaded area• After marking and preparing beds, various vegetables were planted including: – Cilantro – Radishes – Cabbage – Lettuce – Spinach
  • 39. Watering lettuce in the semi-shaded area
  • 40. Beds in the semi-shaded area 12 days after planting
  • 41. Now the Agro-Ecological Training Center (CEA, by its initials in Spanish) has more to show visitors!