Based on an initiative and in the interest of the residents in a tenant building in the barrio, we organized an eight-session practical course to create a community urban garden. In addition to the residents of the land where the urban garden was placed, we invited neighbors interested in growing an urban garden.
Lourdes Cruz was the coordinator and trainer of this initiative. She is a biologist and a neighbor who founded Estanquillo El 32, a project that supports solidarity economies by producing, selling, and distributing local products. The sessions are dedicated to analyzing relevant issues pertaining to the implementation and maintenance of urban gardens. Different topics are discussed and the resulting knowledge is applied.
Among such topics are substrates, seeds, germination, plant identification and harvesting, repotting, composts and earthworm composts, maintenance, and pest control.