Thursday, August 9, 2012

From Montana to Managua

Wayne and Connie Burleson from Absarokee, Montana volunteered with Partners of the America's Farmer to Farmer program in Nicaragua, April 8-21, 2012. They worked on vegetable production and marketing  in school gardening projects, community learning centers and rural areas around Masaya and near Leon. The Burlesons manage their own farm in Montana and actively participate in their local area's farmers market.  They have volunteered in other Farmer to Farmer assignments in South Africa for Best Management Practices and in Malawi on Cooperative Vegetable Production. This was their first Farmer to Farmer assignment with Partners of the Americas and below is a video documenting their trip.

Both Wayne and Connie are certified square foot gardening instructors and actively seek ways to make gardening available to everyone. They describe "Gardening for Life" as a collection of methods for raising homegrown, super foods, that are great tasting, nutrient diverse that will bring health and healing to people in need on a year-round basis thus becoming FOOD FACTORY GARDENS capable of feeding families, to give away to others, or for sale or trade.  Easy to understand manuals, instructional videos and photos are available on their blog:

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