Demonstration and Training CenterWeeks 11 and 12(March 18-30, 2013)
Management of the border treesJuan weeds around the small trees so he can place a cover of mulch under them.
Management of fruit treesStudents work the pathways and dig water retaining depressions around the fruit trees.
Students cover the depressions with mulch and water the trees.
After 4 days we compared the moisture between the depressions covered with mulch andthose with no mulch. The difference is...
Participation in the Water FairFrancisco and Juan explain the importance of water to a group of students.
Jose Luis and Wilber explain how to construct a water filter.
Henry and Rosalba share techniques for saving water with a student group.
Elvis and Vanessa explain to the children how to save water for irrigating plants.
Education through playingSonia plays with a group of children
Jacky helps the children with mazes
We are all responsible, both young andoldYounger and older children are interested in the rational and efficient use of wa...
Beginning construction of the stablesThe first group begins clearing the land for the construction of the stables.
The second and third groups continue with cleaning the land.
All the vegetable material obtained is saved to add to the compost.
Pablo and Ernesto measure and square off the land.
Digging holes, digging the foundation and gathering the materials.
Cement construction for corrals of pigs, sheep and guinea pigs
Building surrounding wall for guinea pig corral
Preparation of material forconstruction of stablesPablo selecting discarded wood from the lumber yard and students removin...
Processes that continue
Construction of the dry toiletHenry prepares a septic enclosure
Preparation of toilet for installation
Infrastructure: Completedfilling, cobble stoning and emptyingthe storage area for food for thekitchen and officesCobblesto...
Food storage room and kitchen with poured cement floors
Beginning the finishing work
Construction of the roof of theinfrastructurePreparations for the assembled roof
Assembling and painting the metal structure
Production and HarvestingOpen FieldBlock 1: onion, lima beans, corn, carrots Block 2: Purple lettuce, othergreens
Semi-shaded areasStudents involved in the planting of the second semi-shaded area
First semi-shaded area completelyshadedStudents harvest for their lunch
Harvesting to share with Mano a Manoon Father’s DayHarvesting radishes, purple lettuce and other greens
Vegetables ready to carry to the offices of Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo
Other Activities
Demonstration Land ParcelsThe students experiment with ecological production on individual parcels of 9 square meters onwh...
Searching for water at the CEAWe looked for water with the help of Mr. Jose Gustavor Fernandez Rojas, who uses anempirical...
CEA’s first birthdayMr. Rios, father of student Frank Rios, organized a small and happy gathering for his son’sbirthday af...
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Demonstration and Training Center Update - late March 2013

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An update on Mano a Mano International Partners' Demonstration and Training Center project in Cochabamba, Bolivia, which aims to train Bolivians on best practices for using their water resources and growing crops. You can learn more about the project at http://manoamano.org/blog/demonstration-and-training-center-in-el-abra/

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Demonstration and Training Center Update - late March 2013

  1. 1. Demonstration and Training CenterWeeks 11 and 12(March 18-30, 2013)
  2. 2. Management of the border treesJuan weeds around the small trees so he can place a cover of mulch under them.
  3. 3. Management of fruit treesStudents work the pathways and dig water retaining depressions around the fruit trees.
  4. 4. Students cover the depressions with mulch and water the trees.
  5. 5. After 4 days we compared the moisture between the depressions covered with mulch andthose with no mulch. The difference is impressive.
  6. 6. Participation in the Water FairFrancisco and Juan explain the importance of water to a group of students.
  7. 7. Jose Luis and Wilber explain how to construct a water filter.
  8. 8. Henry and Rosalba share techniques for saving water with a student group.
  9. 9. Elvis and Vanessa explain to the children how to save water for irrigating plants.
  10. 10. Education through playingSonia plays with a group of children
  11. 11. Jacky helps the children with mazes
  12. 12. We are all responsible, both young andoldYounger and older children are interested in the rational and efficient use of water
  13. 13. Beginning construction of the stablesThe first group begins clearing the land for the construction of the stables.
  14. 14. The second and third groups continue with cleaning the land.
  15. 15. All the vegetable material obtained is saved to add to the compost.
  16. 16. Pablo and Ernesto measure and square off the land.
  17. 17. Digging holes, digging the foundation and gathering the materials.
  18. 18. Cement construction for corrals of pigs, sheep and guinea pigs
  19. 19. Building surrounding wall for guinea pig corral
  20. 20. Preparation of material forconstruction of stablesPablo selecting discarded wood from the lumber yard and students removingbark from the posts
  21. 21. Processes that continue
  22. 22. Construction of the dry toiletHenry prepares a septic enclosure
  23. 23. Preparation of toilet for installation
  24. 24. Infrastructure: Completedfilling, cobble stoning and emptyingthe storage area for food for thekitchen and officesCobblestoned storage area with electrical installation
  25. 25. Food storage room and kitchen with poured cement floors
  26. 26. Beginning the finishing work
  27. 27. Construction of the roof of theinfrastructurePreparations for the assembled roof
  28. 28. Assembling and painting the metal structure
  29. 29. Production and HarvestingOpen FieldBlock 1: onion, lima beans, corn, carrots Block 2: Purple lettuce, othergreens
  30. 30. Semi-shaded areasStudents involved in the planting of the second semi-shaded area
  31. 31. First semi-shaded area completelyshadedStudents harvest for their lunch
  32. 32. Harvesting to share with Mano a Manoon Father’s DayHarvesting radishes, purple lettuce and other greens
  33. 33. Vegetables ready to carry to the offices of Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo
  34. 34. Other Activities
  35. 35. Demonstration Land ParcelsThe students experiment with ecological production on individual parcels of 9 square meters onwhich they practice Ecological Management of Soils, Ecological Management ofInfestations, Efficient use of Water, Diversification of Plantings and creativity.
  36. 36. Searching for water at the CEAWe looked for water with the help of Mr. Jose Gustavor Fernandez Rojas, who uses anempirical method based on the tradition of understanding the energy of water.
  37. 37. CEA’s first birthdayMr. Rios, father of student Frank Rios, organized a small and happy gathering for his son’sbirthday after the completion of their work.

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