Notes from phone call with Miguel 10/8/12
- Plant corn, potatoes, lettuce, broccoli, radishes, tomatoes (in a greenhouse), strawberries, beans, wheat
- Raise chickens, rabbits, and goats
- Purchase beef
- Eat 90% of what they produce
- They use a water drip system
- Good amount of water in winter, becomes limited yet manageable in summer
- They have had organic farms/practices in the area for over 15 years, but the problem is getting people on board with it because it could have disastrous consequences with pests/diseases
- There is a small educational program for kids to learn about successful agriculture and animal husbandry practices
Information from Wendy (Las Mujeres – San Pablo Community Greenhouse)
The Community Greenhouse:
1. How is the community nursery currently useful to your community? and
3. What crops and plants are you growing in the nursery?
A: The greenhouse is used to create Eco-Leñas (plant waste fire logs), and crops such as onions, chile pepper and some vegetables.
2. Is it solely for growing plants or do you have educational programs in place as well?
A: Some families have little knowledge about it, but most people do not know anything.
4. Would you like to expand the greenhouse?
A: If they would like to expand the greenhouse and crop varieties. as fruits.
Food Intake of Children in San Pablo:
1. Could you tell us what children in San Pablo eat on a typical day?
(Please think about a particular child and include everything that child might eat and drink in a day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, sweets and beverages.)
A: Most children do not have a balanced nutrition and families also have the economic resources or sufficient concern.
Normally for breakfast: eggs, potatoes, beans and vegetables. (not together).
Lunch: vegetable, vegetables, little meat and chicken.
Snack: tortilla with egg, tortilla with beans, potatoes, apples.
Beverages: water, porridge, tea, coffee.
Usually children are also attracted abundant goodies.