Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Gracias for supporting Slow Food Boricua & Dalma's student trip!!!!!!!!!

Gracias a todos por contribuir al viaje de estudiantes de Dalma a Italia. Hemos recaudado un total de $ 3,180.00. Comenzamos esta recaudación de fondos para Mariemines y Destine (estudiantes de Dalma) hace un año; con el fin de invertir en nuestra futura generación de agricultores orgánicos. Mariemines y Destine serán los delegados más jóvenes que representan a un pais en los 10 años de historia de Terra Madre. Esta experiencia compartida por miles de delegados y observadores internacionales, seguirá siendo un momento clave en Mariemines y Destine de vida.
La recaudación de fondos les permite poner en marcha un nuevo canal de You Tube , creado por alumnos del proyecto de huertos escolares de Dalma. Se dedicará este canal de YouTube para educar y mostrar los maravillosos agricultura y sostenibles innovaciones orgánicos en Puerto Rico. Los estudiantes crearán videos desde su granja, también entrevistas con los agricultores, proveedores de salud, y los cocineros. Este canal de You Tube desarrollará un puente con otros estudiantes, no sólo en Puerto Rico; sino a nivel mundial.
Queremos mostrar nuestro profundo agradecimiento por su apoyo y compartir su amor por este proyecto. Necesitamos también dar un reconocimiento especial para la Peace N 'Loaf, Finca Gripinas, Organica 3, el Mercado Natural de San Juan  El mercado  de la Placita  Roosevelt, La Guardarraya, La Chiwinha, SU Botijas Escuela y la  comunidad del pueblo de Orocovis.
Si quieres seguir apoyando proyectos de huertos escolares de Dalma Cartagena, por favor póngase en contacto con ella en: <dalma_58@yahoo.com>



Los costos detallados  de la recaudación de fondos para Terra Madre :
2- cámaras de video (2 trípodes , 2 tarjetas de memoria, 2 bultos para la cámaras , 2 adaptadores  de viaje): $ 566.00

2- boletos de avión ida y vuelta a Italia: $ 1,810.00 por las dos.

2- gastos para el viaje a los estudiantes : $ 804.00, $402.00 para cada una.

Gracias de parte del Convivum Slow Food Boricua.
Elizama Montalvo

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Thank you for contributing to Dalma's student Italy trip. We have raised a grand total of $3,180.00. We began this fundraising for Mariemines & Destine ( Dalma's students) one year ago; with the purpose of investing in our future generation of organic farmers. Mariemines & Destine will be the youngest delegates representing their country in the 10 year history of Terra Madre. This experience shared by thousands of international delegates and observers, will remain a key moment in Mariemines & Destine's life. Dalma, Mariemines, Destine and Julitza Nieves will be delegates from Puerto Rico and remain in Italy from Oct. 22 - 28.

The fundraising will also kick start an exciting new You Tube channel, created by Dalma's school garden project students. This YouTube channel will be devoted to educate and showcase the wonderful organic agriculture & sustainable innovations in Puerto Rico. The students will create videos from their farm, also interviews with farmers, health care providers, and chefs. This You Tube channel will develop a bridge with other students, not only in Puerto Rico; but globally.

We want to show our deep appreciation for your support and sharing your love for this project. We need to also give a special applause to Peace N' Loaf, Finca Gripinas, Organica 3, Old San Juan market & Roosevelt market, La Guardarraya, La Chiwinha, S.U. Botijas School & Orocovis community.
If you want to further support Dalma Cartagena's school garden project, please contact her at :   <dalma_58@yahoo.com>

Itemize cost from Terra Madre fundraising:
2- video cameras ( 2- tripod, 2- memory card, 2- carry bag, 2- travel adapter ): $566.00

2- round trip air lane tickets to Italy: $1,810.00

2- students travelling expense: $804.00 ( $402.00 each student)

Thanks for supporting Slow Food Boricua
Elizama Montalvo

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

RICO... Agroturismo en Puerto Rico !!

http://vimeo.com/93176736

Agroturismo en Puerto Rico
FORMULARIO PARA PARTICIPAR
Saludos agricultur@s,
Gente buena, les escribe Salvador Coleman Tió, algunos de ustedes me conocen. Con mucho entusiasmo quiero informarles sobre un proyecto que se viene cuajando que entiendo le interesará a muchos de ustedes.
Se trata de un esfuerzo para promover el agroturismo en Puerto Rico. Mi amiga Camille Collazo, con quien estaré trabajando de cerca, creó como parte de su proyecto de tesis una plataforma virtual para promover el agroturismo en Puerto Rico. Lo que comenzó como un proyecto de maestría se convertirá a finales de este año en una empresa - RICO. Lanzamos a finales de este año con la fase experimental.

RICO promoverá que turistas tanto locales como extranjeros visiten los mejores proyectos agroecológicos en la isla, disfruten de sus ofrecimientos y particularidades y aporten a su desarrollo económico.
RICO será la plataforma virtual mediante la cual el turista podrá conocer los respectivos proyectos, sus protagonistas, y realizar las reservaciones y el pago correspondiente. El 97% del pago (costo de visita) irá al proyecto del agricultor, y el 3% a RICO, quien se encargará de promover nacional e internacionalmente los proyectos, enamorar a los potenciales visitantes y coordinar los pormenores de la visita.
Entendemos que se trata de una tremenda oportunidad para lograr que el turismo contribuya al fortalecimiento económico de los proyectos agroecológicos del país, sin comprometer el elemento socio-productivo que consideramos el más importante.
Les exhortamos a que aquellos que le interese participar de esta iniciativa, vayan pensando y diseñando los recorridos, talleres, actividades y experiencias, venta de productos, que podrían constituir la oferta que definiría su ofrecimiento agroturístico. Importante nos den su feedback.

Turismo de Puerto Rico trabaja en iniciativa paralela y ha endosado nuestro proyecto. Nuestra promoción será independiente de la de Turismo, aunque recomendamos se certifiquen bajo la Compañia de Turismo.
  
Para más información sobre RICO, cuya página de internet estaremos construyendo en los próximos meses,  visítanos aquí: www.visitrico.com.

Les pedimos a los interesados que por favor llenen el siguiente formulario: FORMULARIO. Podrán actualizar la información que nos envíen en la medida que tengan sus ideas más claras y sus proyectos vayan evolucionando.
Estamos a sus órdenes, con mucho entusiasmo de poder servirle a ustedes y al país.
Saludos,
Salvador y Camille

FORMULARIO PARA PARTICIPAR
DAME TU E-MAIL Y TE PONGO AL DÍA :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dalma Cartagena's Open House Slow Food Terra Madre fund raising event March 23, 2014


On March 23, 2014; Dalma Cartagena, her organic agriculture students; parents, and community members held a fund raising event to send (2) students to Europe. Today they were able to raise $580.00, which brings a total of $1,805.00.  They will be an observer at the 2014 Slow Food Salone del Gusto / Terra Madre event. Dalma and her students will travel to Torino, Italy; and represent Puerto Rico as an delegate of this worldwide gathering for organic local foods. This international gathering of chefs, organizers, local food advocates, teachers, organic farmers & producers; begins Oct.23 - 27, 2014. Julitza Nieves was also selected as a delegate, also sell her amazing am products.        ( http://salonedelgustoterramadre.slowfood.com/  ). 

For many years, Dalma has taught young students the art of organic farming; at the S.U. Botijas School in Orocovis. She has dedicated her adult career, to educating and sharing the knowledge of organic agriculture to Puerto Ricans. Her work is truly inspirational, because she not only teach young students at the school; they have developed a small farm and cooking facility. Hopefully, Slow Food International will have Dalma's students showcase their incredible garden to this international organic food community. This opportunity to expose young minds, to a global farmers market; can be life changing for their spirit.

Dalma's work with our future organic farmers, is so critical to our humanity, especially in the age of genetic foods. She is so very fortunate to be surrounded with so much hope and optimism each day. For those who haven't yet seen Dalma's school garden project in person, here's a sample video of their amazing accomplishments    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iXm2KpFFrI

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Back to School ...Back to the Land!!!

Inline image 1


Greetings my Friend,

  I really want to give applause to everyone who came out to support the Back to School... Back to the Land celebration; at the Old San Juan market. Maria I. Suarez, your knowledge and sense of humor; brings a delightful mixture to a hungry community. We want to support your work and passion further in this New Age of Enlightenment. Dalma Cartagena, your work with our future minds and souls, is so critical to our humanity. You are very fortunate to be surrounded with so much hope and optimism each day....it must be the same experience of working in a flower shop. For those who haven't seen Dalma's school garden project; it's a blessing   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iXm2KpFFrI . ArbolAdas ( Carmen Sanchez, Maria Benedetti and the lovely dancers & musicians), this electrifying dance troupe; literally bought down the purity of the heavens!!! Without question, they captured the breathe of everyone at the market. Your symbiotic performance of trees and the human spirit should tour each town of Puerto Rico. And last but not least...Laura Daen, market vendors, museum employees, customers and volunteers; the whole Slow Healing campaign wants to thank you for giving us a platform for sharing wisdom and laughter with community members

Also during today's Back to School - Back to the Land event.  Slow Food Boricua (SFB) was able to raise funds to sponsor Dalma Cartagena and one of her young student (age 15-18); to be an observer at the 2014 Slow Food Terra Madre event in Italy. Dalma Cartagena is a schoolteacher in Orocovis, PR. She has dedicated her adult career, to educating and sharing the knowledge of organic agriculture to Puerto Ricans. As of today, we have raised $885.00 and we hope to acheive our goal of $3,000.00; before Sept 2014. If you have any ideas and would like to assist with the fundraising, please contact us.

More information on the Orocovis School Garden project:  For many years, Dalma has taught young students the art of organic farming; at the S.U. Botijas School in Orocovis. Her work is truly inspirational, because she not only teach young students at the school; they have developed a small farm and cooking facility. They will travel to Torino, Italy; and represent Puerto Rico as an observer of this worldwide gathering for organic food. Hopefully, Slow Food International will have Dalma present her accomplishment to the international organic community, but we'll give this opportunity and expose a young mind, to the global farmers market.  Thanks and hope to hear your ideas of working together. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rZu-nfSu3E&feature=c4-overview&list=UUKJ6MZqx7fRlbkOdmlz8ugw

Embrace the Heart

This Saturday, May 4, Slow Healing presents: "Embrace the Heart"; learn how essential oils, nutrition, and the spirit of acupressure points can enhance and deepen the connection of the human heart. This upcoming Mother's Day; Maila Mendez, Elizama Montalvo and Bartus Allen will help navigate our 3 senses ( smell, touch and taste) on a journey of compassion & love. The lecture begins at 11am - 1pm. Thanks

Elizama Montalvo is a family & integrative physician, specialize in homeopathy, plant base nutrition and mind-body medicine. Maila Mendez specialize in aromatherapy and was a former marketing advisor for "Natural Awakenings". Bartus Allen, is a shiatsu artist and acupuncturist.

                                                                 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Este Sábado, 4 de mayo, Slow Healing presenta: "Embrace the Heart" o Abrazando El Corazon, aprenderan de los aceites esenciales, la nutrición, y el espíritu de los puntos de acupresión puede mejorar y profundizar la conexión del corazón humano. Por la cercania del Día de las Madres; Maila Méndez, Elizama Montalvo y Bartus Allen le ayudará a navegar por nuestros 3 sentidos (olfato, tacto y gusto) en un viaje de la compasión y el amor. La conferencia empieza a las 11 a.m.-1 p.m.. gracias

Elizama Montalvo es un médico de familia y de Medicina Integrativa, se especializan en la homeopatía, nutricióna base de la plantas y de la medicina mente-cuerpo. Maila Méndez especializado en aromaterapia y era un ex asesor de marketing para "Natural Awakenings". Bartus Allen, es un artista de shiatsu y acupuntura.

Friday, April 12, 2013

March Earth Market & Old San Juan farmers market 3rd Annver.


Puerto Rico… where shopping and health go hand in hand!


01/03/13
Coconuts, bananas, passion fruit, citrus fruit.. peppers, tomatoes, avocadoes, breadfruit, bread and coffee. In Old San Juan (Puerto Rico), the Mercado Agricola Natural is a feast of scents, colors and tastes. It only hosts producers from the island and is always on the move.

Every Saturday morning, it comes to life with 20 producers and the help of the Slow Food Boricua Convivium, which has always paid great attention to health and the relationship between food and natural lifestyles (some of the stalls are dedicated to home cooked food and sell vegetarian dishes made with the market organic ingredients). The whole month of March is devoted to these topics. Healthy food, food education for children and adults, the fight against GMOs, the importance of health and a correct diet are the motivation of the four events at the Old San Juan Earth Market.

The first is on Saturday March 2 (from 11 am to 1 pm) with Rebecca Méndez del Valle (better known as Chef Rebecca, a Puerto Rican cook who focuses on vegetarian food and currently manages Afrodita, a catering and personal chef business) and Elizama Montalvo (Cconvivium leader and medical and integrative family doctor for 30 years, with expert in plant base nutrition and homeopathy). Together, they will explain tourists and market regulars that feeding children with top quality, alternative products is possible.
Raw milk cheese and the consumption of raw food are the focus of the second meeting, on Saturday March 9. Producer Wanda Otero will explain her products, while Laura Cortes, vegetarian chef, will give some easy and fun tips on how to eat raw products and prepare them. Also, coffee producer Elena Biamon and Elizama Montalvo will explain how local food can help prevent cancer.
It all continues on Saturday March 16 when the issues discussed with Marisol Mc Manus and Vero Rodriguez will explore Puerto Rican  and Asian herbs and the correct approach to eating. Elizama Montalvo explains the health risks of GMO products. And Saturday March 23, Chiropractor Jose Rodriguez will explain diabetes and Dalma Cartagena, a local ecologist teacher and an expert on vegetable gardens for children.

March also sees the launch of the new campaign of the Slow Food Boricua Convivium: Slow Healing. Slow Food Boricua - which has always placed great emphasis on taste education - wants to keep on raising awareness among the island citizens on the importance of food for our lives, the environment and communities. Meetings, workshops and debates are an opportunity to explain that eating slowly and taking the right time to enjoy meals help our health and promote socialization, and that sharing convivial times is good for the spirit.

The Slow Food Boricua Convivium is certainly one of the most active in the Caribbean in terms of activities organized in Puerto Rico and internationally. In 2011, it funded the creation of the Degwariri community garden in Somalia for the Thousand Gardens in Africa project. In 2013 and 2014, thanks to the activities of Bartus Allen (massager and acupuncturist), it will raise funds to send Dalma Cartagena and a young student to the next edition of Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre.

If you want to know more:
Laura Daen
Member of the Slow Food Boricua Convivium
www.mercadoagricolanatural.com

Elizama Montalvo
Slow Food Boricua Convivium Leader
mshomeodoc@gmail.com

When and where?
Every Saturday
Internal courtyard of the Arts and History Museum
San Juan, Puerto Rico

                     Todos los derechos son reservados. 
Prohibido la reproducción total o parcial del contenido e imágenes.