NPH has three separate garden projects for growing vegetables and fruits.
One is at our main home, Casa Santiago. Here our 10 employees grow beans, plantains, bananas, corn, watermelon, carrots, beets and tomatoes. This fall they started to plant cabbage, green peppers, radish, squash, green tomatoes, onion, cucumbers and many more vegetables native to Central America.
Our children’s orchard project brought us sweet orange, mandarin orange, seedless lemon, red grapefruit, 3 types of mangos, 3 types of avocados, passion fruit, cinnamon, cashews, macadamia, rambutan and papaya trees.
32 km away, Casa San Marcos has planted many fields of plantains with hopes to make a profit off the remaining harvest that is not consumed by the home.
This year Casa Asis, our babies home, has started their own vegetable and fruit garden. Volunteers and staff helped initiate the program along with a generous donor who purchased 70 fruit trees.