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Review for Centro de Capacitacion, Investigacion y Demostracion del Metodo Biointensivo de Cultivo en Nicaragua, Inc., Chatham, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The CCID is just getting started as has made amazing progress in its 18 months of existence in Nicaragua. The people who run it, both US and Nicaraguan, are accessible, knowledgeable and passionate about what they do, putting in countless unpaid hours and energies and keeping the Center vibrant and growing. My volunteer experience at the Center has included attending workshops, hands-on biointensive practice, and personal orientations with Center staff. I have learned so much in such a short time because of the proximity of theoretical education to hands-on practice that the Center provides. The on-site classroom, abundant practice beds, and meals featuring Center production make learning feasible, inspiring and fun. Recent diversification in bee cultivation, greenhouse construction, and always expanding to new sites throughout Nicaragua will keep the Center up to date with challenges, realities and outcomes of small-scale sustainable farming in the region. As shown by the hundreds of Nicaraguans trained at the Center in the biointensive method as well as the Center’s apprentice program with overflowing applicants, there is strong local interest and need for the Center’s technical offerings. I hope the CCID continues to grow and take root in Nicaragua and build on its strong start!

Role:  Volunteer