Join Sustainable Harvest International and other Hancock Church members for a hands-on, educational service trip in Panama.
Live and work with local families who are learning how to use organic and sustainable farming techniques to improve their lives and restore tropical forests.
Learn how farmers have improved family nutrition and are hoping to increase household income from increased crop variety and yield.
Join Sustainable Harvest International and other Hancock Church members for a hands-on, educational service trip in Panama
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 on the coast of Panama.
The 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.
When: Tentatively scheduled for the week of February 16.
Cost: Trip fee is $1500 (excluding air fare). Deposit of $500 is due November 20.
For more information please contact Charlotte Dougherty (781) 863-8018, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Nancy Rottman at email@example.com.
To find out more about last year’s Hancock service trip to Panama, click here!