The 2017-2018 academic school year began just over a month ago at the Xavier Jesuit School in Sisophon Cambodia. This year, we welcomed two more Grade 7 classes on top of the Grade 8 class to our secondary school. The school year began on the 16th of October 2017 and as part of the curriculum, each high school grade has two hours of Agriculture Classes a week scheduled into their weekly time-table.
It has only been just over a month and the vegetable garden is thriving. They are almost readied for harvesting. Each class is assigned three to four rows of garden-bed and they get to plant the vegetables and herbs of their choice.
Una vez implantados los tomates y teniendo otras hortalizas hemos hecho dos ac tuaciones en el invernadero
- Suelta de abejorros de la marca Agrobio para mejorar la polinización en tomate con lo que se espera conseguir mejores resultados.
- Suelta de insecto que controlan varias plagas. En concreto se trata del Nesidiocoris tenue que es un chinche deprepadador de la familia de los miridos.
Agroecology is an encompassing concept related to the environmental, socio-cultural, economic and political spheres of our society. It involves a way of producing, distributing and consuming food as well as developing food policies that is mindful of concepts like equality, solidarity, democracy, empowerment and ecology.
This eco-agriculture initiative takes place in an upland area in Sitio Bendum, an upland village in northern Mindanao in the Philippines. Bendum, as the area is more commonly referred to, is also the ancestral domain of the indigenous Pulangiyen community. The eco-agriculture farm is located in lower Pangamu, in a cleared land area or lubas. The vegetable farm is now expanded from 2 hectares to 2.5 hectares and is in a sloping land with closer access to the water supply. The whole farm area used to be a migrant community farm planted with a high yielding corn variety that was applied with chemical fertilizers and left the soil degraded.
Pope Francis invites us “to acknowledge our contribution, smaller or greater, to the disfigurement and destruction of creation”. In other words, what is needed is not only the change of some countries or some people but the change of the whole of humanity. Each of us, at a personal level, is responsible for the global ecological crisis. Consequently, each person has to change his or her habits in order to preserve “our common home”.
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After a great pilgrimage to Poland last summer as part of preparations for World Youth Day, the Irish Jesuits are organising another Magis (more or greater) event this summer for young adults aged 18-35. Taking place in Ireland from 22 – 29 July, 2017, participants can choose between 2 options: a pilgrimage from Dublin to Glendalough or a faith and ecology experience in Wicklow Town. The group will be joined by other young people from Europe.