1º Almuerzo Solidario y Saludable
On May 12, 2012 the Red de Huerter@s, which works in conjunction with the Municipalidad de Rosario, prepared their “Primer Almuerzo Saludable y Solidario” in Restaurant Sunderland. Traditionally a Port City, and the central trading and export center for agricultural products in Argentina, Rosario was once brimming with sailors having navigated the Rio ...
Foro Latinoamericano del Desarollo Sostenible:...
The Foro Latinoamericano de Desarrollo Sostenible was Argentina’s first major sustainable development conference, held in honor of this year’s Rio+20, which is the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil. The goal of the Foro was to bring together academics, activists, farmers, engineers, architects, AND the general public to discuss the current state of...
A Principio del Otoño en la Huerta
Hola Todxs! Today I am writing to you from my studio in Rosario, where I’m sitting and wearing a bear apron that I found at a local flea market for a few pesos, smiling widely from the gratification of a few busy and inspiring weeks of work. Since I last posted, my internship with the Programa de Agricultura Urbana at the Municipality has shifted into high gear! March into April is one of...
Seedbank in Downtown Rosario!
Here you’ll find an article written about a seedbank within the city (just a few blocks from my spanish school) which is committed to reviving heirloom and forgotten varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and other native plants. The man in the photo is Lucho, and the “jungle” he stands amidst takes up a scant quarter of a block. An amazing project! Last week I visited the...
El Programa de Agricultura Urbana
Last Friday, I met with the directors of the Urban Agriculture Program for the Municipality of Rosario. I went into the meeting expecting to have a casual, introductory chat with the program’s director, Raul Terrile, in the hopes of being able to share resources and/or collaborate while I’m here. Upon arrival, I was directed into the back portion of the office where Raul was waiting...
Rio +20, Rosario Style. →
O Hello, Sorgo de Alepo. Prepare to Die.
When I arrived in Rosario, a young woman named Stephanie assisted me in making a smooth transition. She originally hails from Joshua Tree, CA, but has been living in Rosario for 6 years, 5 of which have kept her busy creating and directing a local Spanish school for international travelers. After falling in love with an Argentine while visiting Peru in 2006, she made the commitment to move to...
Hola from Rosario!
Bienvenidos a mi pagina! Que tal, Uds? I am writing to you all from Rosario, Argentina, which is the first stop on a yearlong exploration into the world of sustainable urban agriculture. It’s a wonderful city that many of you might never have heard of. Even the Lonely Planet guidebook seems to skim over it, despite the fact that it’s an endlessly interesting and fantastically beautiful place to...