Teaching Vermicomposting and Composting in South America
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Rhonda Sherman, Horticultural Science Extension Specialist, traveled to Guyana South America through the sponsorship of Partners of the Americas and the Farmer to Farmer Program participating in the Guyana Horticulture Project from March 2 – 16, 2013 Guyana Times article.
During her 2-week trip, Rhonda led training workshops in composting and vermicomposting at St. Stanislaus College Farm in Georgetown, and at the National Agricultural Research Institute. Training topics included: compost mixing and pile formation; curing, storage, and handling; bagging; and recovering un-composted material from finished compost. Training attendees – current vegetable producers, students, and other members of the public – gained knowledge in composting and vermicomposting techniques and will be better able to manage farm- and home-based composting systems. Rhonda also led a similar training program in the Dominican Republic in September 2012.
The Farmer to Farmer Program improves economic opportunities in rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean by increasing food production and distribution, promoting better farm and marketing operations, and conserving natural resources. The program is supported by Congress and the Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the United States foreign assistance program. Farmer to Farmer brings together agricultural professionals and practitioners from the U.S. and the Caribbean. In 2013, volunteers from the U.S. worked with farmers and agribusiness owners in Guyana, Haiti, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic to identify local needs and design projects to address them.
Sponsoring Organization Information: Founded in 1964, Partners of the Americas links U.S. states with Latin American and Caribbean countries in partnerships that use the energy and skills of citizen volunteers, their institutions, and communities to address shared concerns of social, economic, and cultural development. Its work covers areas as diverse as emergency preparedness, agriculture, cultural and educational exchange, domestic violence, and local government strengthening. Partners of the Americas is a private, nonprofit, non-partisan organization with international offices in Washington, D.C. Find additional program information at Partners of the Americas website.
The photos show Rhonda leading a hands-on composting workshop and teaching in a classroom.