JUSTA has teamed up with IMAP and School Yoga Institute to organize a series of permaculture projects at Chacaya Middle School. Comida Vida, JUSTA's health and nutrition program, has given several workshops with the students of the school over the past year. Now, with the help of our partners, Comida Vida is extending from classroom teaching to building demonstrations of what we teach! We have already installed a small permaculture garden in the small dirt space between the classrooms and soccer court of the school. The garden is built with reused tires and filled with local medicinal herbal and superfood plants. In this way, students learn about these herbs in class, and then can experience them growing outside!
The Chacaya School garden has much room to grow. This winter, JUSTA will also be working with Project Nuevo Mundo and their team of permaculture experts to expand the garden and the healthy education it provides to the community!