Four art school kids created Puerto Rico's first library for farmers.
My group and I entered a contest to promote peace with a nonprofit anywhere in the world. We ended up winning $10K and plane tickets to implement the project in Puerto Rico during the summer of 2019.
Our team remodeled a space in collaboration with a local tool shop and the nonprofit El Departamento de la Comida from scratch that served as an area for farmers to rent tools, read books on sustainable farming, and swap organic heirloom seeds. See below for some before and after shots of the space, called Agroteca. Made with blood, sweat, and/or tears.
I developed visual guidelines for the nonprofit and created custom patches with
Concalma, a local sustainable clothing company.
Perfect for adding to your favorite jean jacket
(yes, I did this).
We created Agroteca for farmers and agricultural enthusiasts alike. Just like our friends at El Jardín Ecológico, pictured below.
Our team conducted interviews and sent out surveys to our target audience, but volunteering at our partner farms worked best (see our Intsa above).
Event: Party Pa'l Proceso
On our last week, we threw a Process Party to showcase the newly renovated Agroteca. With food by local chef Betzy Cameron and beats by DJ Perra Mística, we celebrated with locals and gained more members for the library. Oh, and I also cried while giving my speech. There was something in my eye.