Agroforestry and the good taste of coffee.

Authored by:
Karen Masters

Karen Masters

Fall Sustainability and the Environment students learned about food systems and security in this program. They spent a day at the farm of doña Hermida, where she taught them about agroforestry and its benefits. Doña Hermida prepared a meal of farm products - entirely organic - over a woodstove for lunch. She has native, edible plants, like tacacos, that she cooked for the students, and wild fruits, like uvas silvestres, that the students ate in the field. She cultivates lots of varieties of banana, avocado, squash, yucca, passion fruit, cacao and coffee. Her coffee plants are grown under trees, which provide shade and other services, like pollination and insect control.This is a perfect example of how to preserve and promote community food security.

Share This Post:

Related Posts

Related Programs