Our goal is to form groups of local leaders in Protected Natural Areas (PNA) who contribute with workspaces to create garden sites to promote sustainability, becoming sample areas to inspire the rest of the community, for the conservation of natural resources and social welfare, becoming agents of change, able to make decisions based on commitment and responsibility.
These groups can be formed by people of different ages: children, teenagers, adults and seniors. With the children we work on environmental education, to learn that, in the future, they will be the new actors of change supported by the group of adults.
The gardens will be built and worked by two groups of community environmental promoters, trained in bio-intensive farming workshops to use organic root growers, organic fertilizers, moon phases, pest control, among other topics.
After the training, environmental promoters replicate what they have learned, giving workshops and implementing them in their homes or crops. This project contributes to strengthen environmental promoters, as well as food security, by giving them the necessary supplies to build a community garden to ensure healthy and pesticide-free foods. Our aim is that, at the beginning, the participating families could use these tools for their subsistence, and, eventually, they could be able to produce vegetables for sale.
The project Environmental Community Promoters has been carried out for more than two years in the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, through the Banamex Ecological Development Fund and the Alliance World Wildlife Foundation, through the El Triunfo Conservation Fund.