Our role is focused on facilitating the whole process from project ideation to incorporating veggies into school lunches. The AASD’s quechua speaking technicians give regular classes in the greenhouse and train teachers in maintenance and educational activities. We make long-term commitments to communities and ensure that they get the resources and training necessary to enjoy years of impactful school gardens and greenhouses. But it’s definitely a team effort; with directors, students, teachers, parents, government officials, and international students, faculty, and donors, all working together through the AASD in order to address malnutrition using sustainable, organic, greenhouse farming.
But it doesn’t end at the school gate. Parents and kids are so involved in the school greenhouses, and so excited by their potential, they have begun to build greenhouses of their own. Because the AASD values long-term relationships with these communities and appreciates the potential impact of this local innovation, we decided to help develop a family greenhouse model. Find out how today hundreds of Families are Growing a Future.