Taking control of what we eat
Huerto Sustento, our community garden is in the San Miguel area of Santiago. The garden is a big part of our sustainability, covers some basic food needs of collective members and offers ongoing training. This is the space where we welcome friends, volunteers and supporters. We encourage you to start your own garden and take control of what you eat! We promote a return to home gardening and composting via: community market days (photo above), workshops and the “Verdivereda” footpath community compost bin.
In 2019, we added beekeeping to the Sustento Garden and we hope to become an urban apiculture hub in the Santiago region.
You can support us by becoming a part of the Fair Groceries network, that sells products from the garden and other healthy food mostly bought directly from the growers. Or come and volunteer if you want, cooperation is the key to development and a great way to share the collective. Contact us directly.
You can follow the development of our community garden on the Colectivo Sustento facebook and Instagram pages. The community garden follows the 3 ethical principles of permaculture: earth care, people care and fair share. You can read more about permaculture here. We gratefully acknowledge the initial support of Claudia Cossio, Don Rolando and the Huellas Verdes Farm (Community Supported Agriculture) who provided collective member Gabriel Jiménez with ongoing training for two years. And thank you to all the people who have helped develop our garden since 2012.