As part of its food security program1, Pies Descalzos Foundation has developed an experience name “Productive Yard" which aims to know and fortify the traditional seeding process of plants and food that allow the communities to look for own sustenance as well as share, work and strengthen the affective bonds between neighbors, parents and children.
Within what we have been developing in the country, there are specific experiences that stand out and show the performance of this work. One is carried out in Quibdó (Chocó) were the indigenous community Embera “Jumanadrua” is constructing a “Productive Yard” to cultivate vegetables and aromatics for their consumption. The other is in the school supported in the 8km by the Pies Descalzos Foundation, were a group of parents dedicate part of their time to cultivate vegetables for the benefit of the community.
In addition, there is a program called Club of the Hortoterapia, directed to boys and girls of basic primary that aims not only to work and produce natural food, also to promote environmental spaces that approach the children to the nature and allow them to live the care and handling of the land.
1. Food Securuty definition (WHO): The food security is a multifaceted concept that goes beyond the number of people who can maintain themselves from the limited nourishing Earth resources and covers a wide range of topics that include: the growth, control and mobility of the population, the distribution of resources, patterns of consumption, agricultural production, global change, environmental degradation, socioeconomic situation, development, commercial relationships, land ownership, access to the micro financing and health services.