|All of our NPH homes strive to be as self-sufficient as possible regarding water and food. We are conscientious of the environment and of safe ways of using it to provide sustainable food to our homes.
Located on 50 acres of land, NPH Dominican Republic’s Casa Santa Ana operates a farm, a greenhouse and numerous gardens that collectively produce approximately 10% of the home’s food requirements. By producing food on-site, we are better able to ensure quality, nutritious food for our children and teach our youth sustainable agriculture skills.
Since 2010, NPH Dominican Republic has practiced 100% organic farming, producing yucca, sweet potatoes, squash, plantains, eggplant, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, string beans, beets, okra, avocado, peppers, onions, cilantro, oregano, passion fruit, sour oranges, cherries, mangoes, tamarind, papaya, coconuts, and bananas. In addition, the home raises cattle, sheep and pigs. By committing to organic agricultural practices, we are helping to ensure safe foods for consumption by our children and long-term program sustainability.
Operating the agriculture program requires seven staff; livestock and seeds; machinery; equipment and supplies; energy; organic fertilizers, insecticides and fungicides; and farm maintenance. The project budget totals $21,710. Your donation of any amount will fund these expenses and support NPH Dominican Republic’s goal to provide quality, nutritious foods and deliver agricultural knowledge and skills. More than 350 children will benefit from this project.
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