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Reciclo: Educational Garden Center

Reciclo de Fondacio, this month organized a day of volunteering in the grounds of the foundation, in order to prepare for the upcoming opening of an educational gardening center.

This initiative will be carried out through an alliance with the Municipality of the Commune of Huechuraba and consists of the installation of two shaded areas on the land where the composters of the Reciclo project are currently located, which will serve as outdoor classrooms for the future training activities of the centre.

The project will focus on training residents of the municipality of Huechuraba who have been affected by the health crisis, where they will be offered to cultivate a small plot of land so that they themselves can produce their own food in a natural way. and local.

What is Reciclo?

Inspired by projects like “La tricyclerie” in France or “Incredible foodstuffs” in England, the project was born in 2018.

The project wants to promote the care of the planet through the collection of organic and recyclable waste (Clean Point) and workshops related to the environment. We want to promote community life in the neighborhood in which the level of crime is located and lowered through the construction of community gardens.

Several lines of action:

  • Composting. Recycling of organic matter (composting). Reciclo organizes the bi-weekly collection of organic waste from each household in tricycles and collects organic waste in different types of composters (vermicompostera, Bokashi…) built in the community.
  • Community gardens. In the medium term, Reciclo wants to use the fertilizer generated by these composters to create community gardens in neighborhood squares. In the long term, it also seeks to promote healthier eating with the use of vegetables grown in these gardens.
  • Educational workshops. Reciclo teaches about environmental protection through awareness workshops: separation of waste, exploitation of compost, construction of orchards, principles of permaculture, manufacture of “zero waste” products, etc.
  • Clean Point. In the near future, Reciclo wants to build a ‘clean point’ in the neighborhood to make it easier for residents to separate all their recyclable waste (PET, cardboard / paper, glass, cans, Tetra Pack). This will reduce waste and improve recycling.

Here are some photos of the volunteers’ work:

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