Posted on Sep 13, 2021

Stillwater Sunrise Rotary is supporting a sustainable agroecology project in Peru. This global grant is one of the first grants to be approved by Rotary International using the newest area of focus - the environment.

About 300 families (1200 - 1500 people) in the Community of Hilloc, Peru will be benefiting from the community garden. They will grow food, nutrition and futures by using agroecology and sustainable agriculture practices. The project will involve supervision of planning and construction of greenhouses, and training in the best practices of planting the crops. The greenhouse projects are driven by some of the main principles of agroecology: responsible land stewardship, respect for local knowledge and profitable production. The project will improve food security and nutrition for these global neighbors.