Where it Starts: Mano a Mano Workshop #1 at the CEA

Editors Note: This article was written by Morgan Harden, a recent graduate of Kenyon College. She has degrees in Spanish Literature and English, with a creative writing emphasis, which she uses to write, translate, and share stories. Drawn to its story and collaborative model, she began volunteering remotely for Mano a Mano after her graduation. This […]

Environmental Issues & Principles of Agroecology Workshop

Environmental Issues & Principles of Agroecology Workshop This morning we hosted 27 students from the Cuenca Educativa Guardana de Oruro for a workshop at our Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA). The workshop topic was Environmental Issues & Principles of Agroecology, and included a theory and practical section. In the practical section, students prepared a pile […]

Video Tour: Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Video Tour: Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture in Cochabamba, Bolivia Take a tour of our Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia with Mano a Mano agronomists Camila and Victor: Video Credit: William Wroblewski The CEA Has Grown Since its Inception in 2012 The CEA was started in 2012 with […]

November 28-December 4: Two Kinds of Visits to the CEA

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Lindsay Emi. Lindsay is a writer and student from Los Angeles, California. She is eighteen years old and a volunteer from Princeton University’s Bridge Year Program in Bolivia. She will spend six months in Cochabamba volunteering with Mano a Mano, and then attend Princeton beginning in the fall of […]

My First Week at the CEA – Lindsay Emi

My First Week at the CEA – Lindsay Emi By Lindsay Emi Hello! My name is Lindsay. I’m eighteen years old and a student from Los Angeles, California. I’m currently taking a gap year with Princeton University’s 2016-2017 Bridge Year Program, a year-long service-learning program that sends thirty-five students abroad to one of five different […]

Center for Ecological Agriculture Pictures

Center for Ecological Agriculture Pictures Over the past year, Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture )CEA) has really started to take shape; and it will be the focus project of our upcoming Festival Bolivia 2015 event (Saturday, May 9th – tickets and more information available here). CLICK HERE to check out a few pictures from […]

33 Pictures from Oxford Development Abroad’s August 2014 Trip to Bolivia

Oxford Development Abroad (ODA) is a student group at the University of Oxford that partners with nonprofits around the world, spends the academic year raising funds for their trip and for a selected project with the organization, and then spends 6 weeks or more volunteering with the organization on the project they have contributed funding to. This […]

Learning How to Build a Biodigester

At Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA), one of the main goals is to provide training to Bolivians that improves their food security and agricultural outcomes in an environmentally-friendly way. Learning How to Build a Biodigester Yesterday our agronomist Camila Yavira Garcia was teaching a group of students how to build a biodigester, […]

Pictures from Food and Farming Trip to Bolivia in March

Food and Farming Trip to Bolivia In March 2014, Minnesota travelers participated in a ‘food and farming’ trip to Bolivia to learn about Mano a Mano’s new Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA), as well as about traditional farming of crops such as quinoa. Subsistence farmers from rural and peri-urban areas are learning practices at the CEA that […]