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finca de los Perezosos "lazy man´s farm"
finca de los Perezosos "lazy man´s farm"
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churuquita grande, penonome, cocle, PA
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Wet/Dry Tropical

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finca de los Perezosos "lazy man´s farm"

Project Type

Urban, Rural, Residential, Community, School Projects, Philanthropic aid, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

The Perezoso Project has shaken up the community.

Project Description

The Perezoso Project Helps the Community; The last 30 months

Tours and talks have been given to many schools and organizations and community groups including  the Peace Corps, Sustainable Harvest International, Lions Club, University of Panama, Panama Health Department, Puentes and MIDA. The 60 facilitators at Maestro en la Casa reported that ours was the best presentation of the day.

The first Peace Corps group which trained at the farm told PC management that it was the best training that they received during their 2 years. PEREZOSO TECHNIQUES produce.

 Over 1000 visitors have come to the farm to learn how to produce more with less while minimizing garbage problems. People keep returning bringing their friends and relatives. When they see what we do, visitors often literally drop their jaws and  say “WOW!”

Demonstration plots have been built at various schools (12)  including IPHE and also at Hogar de Las Niñas, Hogar de Los Niños, and in the Penonome Park called the Eighth of December.

Possibly IPHE will move the agricultural part of the school to Penonome to work with the Perezoso Project.

Plots are planned for the University of Panama Cocle to convert the cafetería organic waste to edible food.

We will also plant a Food Forest  behind the Health Department to show and inspire young mothers. Thanks to Professor Quiros, we will try to use model prisoners for the manual labor.

Interviews on Radio Familiar and  Radio Hosana.

There have been articles in 5 newpapers including La Estrella.

I am in charge of the Lions Club enviromental projects from Arrijan to Santiago.

At the Malambo orphanage, we are training the workers and redesigning  land use. The Lions Club is expected to donate $1000.00 to help fund the project.

The internet has excellent Perezoso videos and web sites in English and Spanish. Thanks to the volunteers that come from all over the world.

We are investigating doing a video in the  Ngobe language.

Conversations continue with Puentes, a NGO from California, to locate an economically sustainable high school on the Perezosos land.

Bandera Azul group has certified Finca Los Perezosos. In conjunction with Bandera Azul, we have given talks in schools and to community facilitators in the Darien.  



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