A Day in the Life of Abner, EARTH Intern

A Day in the Life of Abner, EARTH Intern

Because I was interested in doing an internship in forestry, I was hoping Sustainable Harvest International’s work would focus mainly in this field. However, once I started working with Sustainable Harvest International in Panama I realized that the work was very different from what I had expected.

This wasn’t a negative thing for me, however. Sustainable Harvest International’s work is about forestry but it’s more complex than just that. 


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It's a Wee-Wee World After All

It's a Wee-Wee World After All

"Although beads of sweat were running down my forehead and my jeans were clinging to my legs, something struck me in that garden. I was witnessing something magic: the beauty of so much experience and knowledge being transferred across cultural, linguistic, and political boundaries."

Field Program Director, Elliott Powell reflects on our recent All Directors Meeting in Belize


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The Boat Ride that Launched Sustainable Harvest International

The Boat Ride that Launched Sustainable Harvest International

One fateful morning in March 1997, I was the last person to board a boat and find the last open seat on one of the long white benches that ran down each side of the open skiff. As the boat pulled away from the dock in Bocas del Toro, Panama and headed for the offshore reef, I noticed the tall man next to me. From the clean, simple cut of his attire, I guessed he was European.

“My name is Dieter,” he said, speaking loudly over the roar of the outboard motor...


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To REM or Not to REM?

To REM or Not to REM?

In addition to being a beloved alternative rock and roll band, REM (Ripple Effect Mapping) is a relatively new qualitative technique that we’re using to help understand and systematize the intended and unintended effects of our specific agricultural extension program (i.e., the ripples).

I know this may sound overly technical, but stay with me.

Ricardo Romero, Program Impact Officer, reports on the who, what, and why of a Ripple Effect Mapping pilot study done in Panama.


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Part 8 Building a Sustainable Empire

Part 8 Building a Sustainable Empire

BY MARIANO NARARRO, FIELD TRAINER

To me, the partnership between the Reyes family and Sustainable Harvest International is like a couple holding hands and walking together toward a common goal—a mutually enjoyable “empire.”

The goals of Sustainable Harvest International are wide and there are many branches to each of them. If the families I work with integrate the majority of what we teach, helping us to achieve these goals, I feel I’m doing my job well.


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Super Saturday at Oak Park

Super Saturday at Oak Park

We hold an annual Sustainability Fair on the Saturday before the Super Bowl, so we call it Super Saturday. That way everyone remembers when it is. It is a huge community event where we showcase our environmental efforts and invite people from the community in to learn about environmental stewardship and connecting with our local ecosystem.


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Robinson Fresh® Promotes Organic Farming with Sustainable Harvest International

ELLSWORTH, Maine – The Robinson Fresh® organics brand, Tomorrow’s® Organics, has committed to a three-year agreement with Sustainable Harvest International to help promote organic farming among family growers in Central America. Tomorrow’s Organics will help fund the efforts of this Maine-based nonprofit through an annual donations supported by carton sales of their organic produce.


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