🌱"Cabuya Educational Center" Agroecology Communal Garden 🌱

Under a slight intermittent rain, we officially started the activities in the Agroecology communal Garden "Cabuya Educational Center".

On the first day of work, the young students put their hands on the ground, with the guidance of biologist Maria Teresa Cerdas Rojas, the director of the institution Professor Sonia Álvarez Castro, Professor Rolando Fajardo Gómez and the volunteers of Casa Pampa.

We use the seedlings and organic fertilizer produced in the communal garden of Santa Teresa with dedication and effort of the students of Proyecto Cam.

Our work as a collective materializes in joint actions of environmental education with emphasis on waste management and especially the composting of organic waste in households and schools and its use for the implementation of orchards Agro-ecological.

The Waste For Food Project is a tool that seeks to enhance the value of the school's Organic garden as a pedagogical space and encourages young people to develop a critical and transformative spirit in our relationship with nature and food.

The most decisive factor for the successful project is the linkage and promotion of community interaction.

It is our objective that this space should become an area to carry out awareness-raising activities that will generate new sustainable links between the community and the environment.

We invite the neighbours and tourists to participate in the next day of volunteer work where we will design the garden, considering the principles of permaculture and begin the construction of the community composting area.

We are waiting for you on Thursday, June 27th at 9am at the Cabuya Educational Center!

"Centro Educativo Cabuya" Agroecología Jardín Comunal 🌱

Bajo una ligera lluvia intermitente, iniciamos oficialmente las actividades en el Jardín Comunal Agroecología "Centro Educativo Cabuya".

En el primer día de trabajo, los jóvenes estudiantes pusieron sus manos en el suelo, con la dirección de la bióloga María Teresa Cerdas Rojas, la directora de la institución la profesora Sonia Alvarez Castro, la profesora Rolando Fajardo Gómez y los voluntarios de Casa Pampa.

Utilizamos las plántulas y fertilizantes orgánicos producidos en el jardín comunal de Santa Teresa con dedicación y esfuerzo de los alumnos de Proyecto Cam.

Nuestro trabajo como colectivo se materializa en acciones conjuntas de educación ambiental con énfasis en la gestión de residuos y especialmente en el compostaje de residuos orgánicos en hogares y escuelas y su uso para la implantación de huertos agroecológicos.

El Proyecto Residuos para Alimentos es una herramienta que busca potenciar el valor del huerto orgánico de la escuela como espacio pedagógico y anima a los jóvenes a desarrollar un espíritu crítico y transformador en nuestra relación con la naturaleza y la alimentación.

El factor más decisivo para el proyecto exitoso es la vinculación y promoción de la interacción comunitaria.

Nuestro objetivo es que este espacio se convierta en un espacio para llevar a cabo actividades de sensibilización que generen nuevos vínculos sostenibles entre la comunidad y el medio ambiente.

Invitamos a los vecinos y turistas a participar en el siguiente día de trabajo voluntario donde diseñaremos el jardín, considerando los principios de la Permacultura y comenzar la construcción de la zona de compostaje comunitario.

¡Te esperamos el jueves 27 de junio a las 9 AM en el Centro Educativo Cabuya!

Compost Club Workshop/Taller - Compost & Grow


Santa Teresa Compost Club Workshop

“Compost & Grow”  

April 11th 4pm Hotel Flor Blanca

Free activity!

The workshop involves learning techniques to recycle organic waste and transform it into a rich fertilizer.

We invite you to learn how to grow organic veggies and have a positive impact on the community at the same time. Gardening our way into change!

We will be visiting the Compost facilities, Greenhouse, and Greywater Management Systems at Hotel Flor Blanca.

Thanks to the crew of Proyecto Cam, we are happy to share Organic Basil seeds harvested at Santa Teresa Community Garden.

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Taller de Santa Teresa Compost Club

“Compost & Grow”

11 de abril a las 4pm Hotel Flor Blanca.

¡Actividad libre!

El taller consiste en aprender técnicas para reciclar desechos orgánicos y transformarlos en un fertilizante rico.

Lo invitamos a aprender cómo cultivar vegetales orgánicos y tener un impacto positivo en la comunidad al mismo tiempo. ¡Cultivando nuestro camino hacia el cambio!

Visitaremos las instalaciones de Compost,Huerta y Bio Jardinera en el Hotel Flor Blanca.

Gracias al equipo de Proyecto Cam, nos complace compartir las semillas de albahaca orgánica cosechadas en la Huerta-Jardín Comunitario de Santa Teresa.

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- Casa Pampa joins the global network of leading members to eradicate food waste through "SAVE FOOD" of FAO –


FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) is the United Nations agency that leads the
international effort to end hunger. Its objective is to achieve food security for all, and at
the same time guarantee regular access to sufficient and good quality food to lead an
active and healthy life.

With more than 194-member states, FAO works around 130 countries and consolidates
the "SAVE FOOD" project with the objective of reducing the loss of food and promoting a
hopeful dialogue between industry, research, politics and civil society about these
important topics. The "SAVE FOOD" plan from FAO seeks to increase public
awareness of the impact of food waste, and develop a platform to exchange experiences
and build a global center of excellence based on the work and practices of professionals
who focus on the reduction of wasted food.

In the first presentation of the "SAVE FOOD" initiative in 2011, Werner M. Dornscheidt
(President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH) explained: "Our goal is that less food be
thrown away in industrialized countries and that consumers in these countries plan their
purchases carefully, but, even more importantly, we want to raise industrial awareness
of food losses, a priority issue for the future. "
Casa Pampa, studying the mission and objectives of SAVE FOOD, commits and joins the
network of members worldwide to be more efficient in our fight against food losses
throughout the world. Casa Pampa, now is honored to share these pillars and work with

our project "WASTE FOR FOOD", in the Nicoya peninsula, Costa Rica, which share the
vision and ideology of "SAVE FOOD".
Our local "Waste for Food" plan began in 2014 as a personal project to help develop the
Santa Teresa community. Initially, the project would collect organic waste from several
markets and nearby restaurants for composting. The project grew, and the Pampa Casa
Volunteer Program was born. After a structured analysis, we saw the positive impact that
this project could have on the entire community and decided to act. This gave us the
chance to focus on spreading and taking our message to the government and other
officials. Currently, we are working together with key groups such as the Malpais-Santa
Teresa Chamber of Tourism, the Probienstar Association, as well as local environmental
As supporters of projects and ecological development plans, based on the concept of
partnership and collaboration, Casa Pampa recognizes that the cooperation and effort
of all the coordinators, volunteers and important organizations is more than necessary.
With the work of sustainable social entrepreneurship in the community of Santa Teresa,
Casa Pampa, is committed to participate and be producers of an ecofriendly change for
all. We work as collaborators for the development of communities and societies aware
of the problem of waste and food waste, we will share with the SAVE FOOD project our
experiences and working methods to achieve greater progress for all.

Everyone can play an important role in the eradication of hunger!