Posted by Joseph Trexler
At today's meeting, Rotarian Ann Hughes from the Rotary Club of Woodstock, gave a presentation of an Agro-Ecological Training Farm located in La Esperanza, Ecuador. The project provides hands-on training for local residents of ancestral agricultural knowledge and introduces new technologies to improve nutritional health in the local communities. 
The lead club for this Rotary International grant project is the Rotary Club of Winnetka-Northfield. They have been working with the Club Rotario  de Quito Equinoccio for the past three years, and are once again, looking for partnership funding opportunities. Next steps will include the construction of a post-harvest building for cleaning and packaging produce grown on the farm. In addition, a retail store for selling the produce, and a mobile retail market which will transport produce to local neighborhoods is being considered.
Visit their website to learn more about this exciting adventure.