Urban Gardens in Santo Domingo and San Javier, Medellín
The Prime community got together to create and extend urban gardens in Santo Domingo and San Javier in Medellín, Colombia.
Prime worked alongside CAS Trips, Kagumu Adventures, the Storytellers and MIEO to beautify community spaces with urban gardens in recycled containers.
The whole project started in the week starting the 14th of October. We worked with our local students in both communities using the experience as a language immersion for both Spanish and English speakers. The community banded together to plant 100 trees in recycled planters with beautiful messages painted by our volunteers. A huge thanks to everyone involved in the process – students, volunteers, artists, cooks, gardeners, and musicians.
Siembra Santo Domingo
The beautification process in Santo Domingo was done over three days with the support of international students from the CAS Trips program. These students were connected to our local community in Santo Domingo through Kagumu Adventures and collaborated to try and grow a sustainable community.
The international students were paired with our local Santo Domingo students and had fun doing various activities throughout the days. Everyone got to paint their messages on the planters and learn a little about urban gardening. Our local students also played music, gave a tour of the area and invited their guests to a beautiful lunch of frijoles.
Siembra San Javier
On what started as a beautiful Sunday, the Prime community with MIEO and the Storytellers reinvested themselves in the garden spaces of Comuna 13. It was a big task they had ahead of them – paint and plant 55 recycled planters in one day. However, this wasn’t the first time they had attempted this.
To get to know Comuna 13 more the MIEO student community was originally shown around by our Stairway Storytellers. After being absorbed in the story of transformation the foreign exchange students then got to be part of the change. In the middle of the cancha we set up music and entertainment and went about sharing our messages. Despite a strong start painting with kids from the local community, rain got the better of us and we were forced to end the day early. Not to be dissuaded, a core of volunteers took it upon themselves to put the finish touches on a weekday morning.
Our community banded together and managed to not only beautify the space in San Javier but also have live music, fix a landslide and eat frijoles. It was beautiful to see people from all works of life contributing to the community together and making Comuna 13 a little greener.