Invernadero andino para huerta
What is a greenhouse Andino?
The Andean greenhouse has a specific design for eco-Andean Puna region, which creates the right conditions for the development of an orchard, since without it, it is impossible to grow outdoors for most of the year, achieving mitigate low night temperatures, which are most of the year below zero and severe frosts.
Its side walls and the central dividing wall are adobe, to keep the temperature for the cold nights, avoiding frost inside the greenhouse.
The roof is corrugated clear plastic sheets with UV filter, replacing broken polyethylene with high winds, with strips of partial shade to avoid the high temperatures in the growing area.
And an air cool, shaded completely to regulate high daytime temperatures and windows for air circulation to the growing area.
What do we achieve with the construction of a greenhouse for garden Andean in school No. 250 of Abra Colorada, Puna de Jujuy?
Improving nutrition of children living in the school, through its own organic cultivation of vegetables, increasing and improving the availability and quality of their food.
This is a school hostel. The children eat at school, and return home only on weekends because they live many miles from the school.
Our main goal is food self-sustainability, leaving school means necessary to produce their own vegetables, without the need for outside help.
And a very important objective is the exchange of knowledge among the people of the region, students, teachers and volunteers who participate in the project, to create a space that allows all participants to nurture the priceless and ancient wisdom of the population Andes.
Who does the project benefit?
Children Collas community Saitia Flower attending School No. 250 of Abra Colorada, Jujuy, Argentina and their families.
The Collas, are the original inhabitants of the Puna ecoregion, Colla belonging to him, which was the largest and the southernmost region of the Inca Empire. They are an agricultural people, with a great knowledge of crops, natural cycles and climate, and only need the means to carry it out.
The Puna ecoregion
The Puna is a unique ecosystem in the world.
The altitudes of this eco-region, are higher than 3,500 m, with large high plains, crossed by mountain ranges and volcanoes over 6000 m.
The climate is cold and dry with a large daily temperature range, which can reach 30 ° C, with annual averages below 8 ° C and minimum winter temperatures below -20 ° C.
The rains are rare and occur only in spring and summer and averaged 300 mm. Annual.
The rural school # 250 is located in Puna full 3800 m altitude, in the town of Abra colored, about 76 kilometers south of the city of Quiaca.
A school Accessed by a gravel footprint of 50Km cordillerana from Route 9.
No mobile signal or telephone and electricity is with batteries and solar panels.
No running water or gas.
It's a boarding school, where 23 students study and they live with school staff throughout the week. Its director is Ms. Myriam Mancini.
What is the project?
First to buy and move the materials for the construction of the Andean gases that are difficult to achieve in the region and all the necessary tools for the organic garden, as spades, shovels, seeds, hose, etc. ...
The bricks required for the greenhouse walls will be made by residents of the community Collas Saitia flower, in the region of Abra Colorada, where rural school No. 250 and attended by their children.
And in February 2014, most propitious from the climatic point of view, a group of volunteers to build the greenhouse travel, staying in the same school, to reduce the costs of room and board.
The association Brother Sun Sister Moon Asís
For more than 10 years, provides humanitarian aid to border schools, rural and native communities of the Puna of Jujuy, Salta and southern Bolivia.
Composed of 3 friends, Jose Antonio, Roberto and Alberto, who then made a trip north of Argentina, were sensitized to the needs of its people and decided to get involved and lend a hand.
Today, reaching more than 70 schools and educational institutions in the highlands, founded two sewing workshops, a tissue, a library and a permanent bank medications.
Adriana is part of the area of ??environment and special projects of the association.
Is organic crop production technique (Faculty of Agronomy-UBA) and began to outline the details of the proposed Andean greenhouse construction, in February 2013, on his last trip made to the Quiaca.