Amelia Canilho and Jean Tice recently returned from a Farmer-to-Farmer assignment in Nicaragua. Both Canilho and Tice are educators and residents of Wisconsin. The team complemented each others skills in teaching and assisting over 100 Nicaraguan youth and adults with tips on home gardening, square foot gardening, family nutrition, food preservation, new food product development, and value-added processing and marketing. They worked with five community learning centers near the cities of Managua and Rivas, and also attended portions of the EXPICA Agriculture Expo and the National Cattleman's Congress.
|Discussing a healthy snack program at local elementary school|
|Facilitating discussion on group square-foot gardening activities|
|Farmer-to-Farmer volunteers, Amelia Canilho and Jean Tice|
Whilst reviewing the comments of our new friends in Nicaragua we are heartened to think that we can make a difference in small ways and at a very human level. Caring does matter"