THE TRIP: Travel to Tranquilla, Panama – a rural community in the highlands – to work with local families on sustainable farming and reforestation projects. Local farmers will be our teachers, and together, we’ll work, reflect, relax, and build deep and lasting bonds. Participants will stay with host families while in the community, and the trip will end with a relaxing stay at on the coast of Panama.
OPEN TO ALL AGES: It is scheduled for the last week of June so that students and families with students will be able to participate.
WHEN: June 24 to July 2, 2013. There is some flexibility in the dates, which can be modified slightly to meet the needs of trip participants.
PURPOSE: To support Sustainable Harvest International in its mission to provide farming families in Central America with training and tools to overcome poverty while restoring our planet’s tropical forests.
WORK PROJECTS: Planting vegetable gardens, building tree nurseries, building wood-conserving stoves, planting trees, implementing erosion control measures, building rice patty and fish pond systems.
COST: Trip fee is $1500 (excluding air fare) Deposit of $300 is due February 1, 2013.
SIGN UP AND MORE INFORMATION: The trip is organized by Smaller World Trips, a program of SHI. To sign up or get more information about the trip, please contact one of the following Hancock Church coordinators:
Charlotte Dougherty, 781.863.8018
Dana Allen Walsh, firstname.lastname@example.org, 781.862.4200
To find out more about last year’s Hancock service trip to Panama, click here!