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Overview

Country: Mexico
Location: Mexico City
Dates: Last two weeks March 2018
Project Length: 10-12 days
Application Deadline: OPEN
Project ID: 1732 

ABOUT THE PARTNER PROJECT

This organization has over 12 years of experience in the development of urban agriculture projects. Their objective is to use urban agriculture as an educational, productive and therapeutic tool to transform the relationship of the local urban community with their food and environment. They have transformed under-used urban spaces into lush, edible oases. Their engagement with the local community has enhanced the quality of urban life for those individuals and communities that have participated.

The organization has 5 permanent installations in Mexico City, some of which host learning activities for school children, tourists, and anyone else who wants to learn more about urban farming. Their gardens contain forest of edible plants, bio-intensive culture beds and examples of innovative ecologically friendly techniques. Spaces have been built with recycled materials and waste, further highlighting the environmental benefits to the community. This organization also creates temporary exhibits where they transform unusual spaces (for example, old cars) into urban gardens to demonstrate that virtually anything can be converted into a community space where food can be cultivated.

PROJECT DETAILS

The focus will be on documenting this NGO’s work in the project sites in Mexico City.   Specifically it will involve capturing video footage and photographing the many daily activities that include workshops, school visits, market days, visitor groups and volunteers. 

On Oct 7th 2017, is hosting a Latin America urban forum and would like that event documented.  And on Oct 14th, there is a fund raising activity where famous Mexican chefs will be using produce from the organization's gardens to create delicious meals for patrons.

QUALIFICATIONS

Desirable

  • Some knowledge of Spanish

     

 

 

PROGRAM FEE

$ 2,150 USD

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