Programs

Building a Brighter Future

Building a Brighter Future

Rafael Rodríguez and María Hernández are making changes that impact their entire community. From their innovative greenhouse with its super efficient irrigation system, to the wood-conserving stoves that are conserving trees and reducing health risks, this couple is paving the way for a bright future in La Candelaria, Panama.

Carlos: A Man With a Plan

Carlos: A Man With a Plan

Ten years ago, Carlos Sandoval believed synthetic agrichemicals were the key to productive farming, but that was before he discovered a safer, cheaper, and more accessible solution. Today, Carlos dreams of changing how his entire community farms.

All Together Now!

All Together Now!

On a Saturday morning in Otoxha, over two dozen men are building a house in the diffused yellow light of a misty tropical morning. They’ve been at it since daybreak, and their work is nearly silent.

The materials are modest: a pile of freshly cut cahune palm for the roof, a stack of long rails harvested from jungle trees, and rough-hewn boards of emory wood ready to become walls.

There are no saws, hammers or nails. Instead, a pile of dark machetes under the overhang, abandoned out of the rain, and a community of men balancing on the beams and rafters of the house in progress, lashing materials into shape. 

A Day in the Life of Heinert, EARTH Intern

I saw that the organization works with long-term projects targeting low-income farming families that need some support to improve their livelihoods. The organization works in 5 specific areas: agroforestry, environment, food security, livelihoods, and learning capacity. All of this while promoting organic techniques to improve people’s health and stop the environmental damages caused by conventional agriculture.