Save the Date – Festival Bolivia 2015 on Saturday, May 9
Mano a Mano’s 6th annual celebration event will be on May 9, 2015 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center. For more information about this year’s event, click the link: Festival Bolivia 2015. Invitations will be sent out in March; mark your calendars!
Center for Ecological Agriculture
This year’s event will be focused on Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture:
This 2.5 acre crop demonstration farm and training center teaches high Andes farmers to manage their scarce water resources and to practice ecologically sound agriculture while resisting the marketing of pesticides and chemical fertilizers by foreign corporations. Complete with greenhouses, small animal pens, alfalfa pasture, prototype farm ponds and cisterns, a biodigester, mulching and composting areas, and overnight stay rooms with ecological sanitation facilities, this facility provides hands-on experiences to ensure farmers are able to maintain the projects Mano a Mano has completed in partnership with them.
Last Year’s Event – Mano a Mano’s 20th Anniversary Celebration
Last year was Mano a Mano’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, and thanks to donations made at the event we were able to build a school in Esmeralda, Bolivia.