Thursday, December 29, 2011
Since its inception, OTEPIC has made great progress in helping groups of women and youth learn how to integrate proven permaculture practices. Over 2,000 participants from approximately 25 community groups have been trained in ecological farming practices for their farms and gardens. OTEPIC has also promoted numerous grassroots initiatives such as growing portable gardens, making charcoal briquettes and building solar food driers. OTEPIC advocates for humane animal treatment, educates about nutrition for HIV/AIDS, and organizes trash clean-up days.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
OTEPIC organized a tree planting campaign and mobilized women and youths from several schools to plant native trees. Planting new indigenous trees and taking care of existing ones helped deepen the participants' commitment to protecting our environment.