Una fiesta tradicional ya en INEA en honor al legado de san Isidro. Un santo del siglo XI, patrón de los agricultores, que transmite al hombre y a la mujer de hoy un mensaje que va más allá de las labores del campo. El obispo auxiliar de Valladolid, Luis Argüello, que ha presidido la misa en INEA en honor al santo, resumió su legado en el cuidado del trabajo en toda su dimensión.
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The University School of Agricultural Engineering (INEA in Spanish) in Valladolid, Spain held its latest edition of the Ecological and Solidarity Market last 16 September jointly with growers of organic gardens, a green project that the community has looked forward to since 10 years ago.
On this occasion, the funds raised were donated to the Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center (APC) in Bendum in northern Mindanao, Philippines that provides Kinder to Grade 6 classes for about 300 students. APC has been operating an upland elementary school for the Pulangiyen indigenous communities for more than 10 years. And for this school year, APC offered Grade 7 classes and around 30 students are currently enrolled.
In Valladolid, the Jesuit College of Agriculture (INEA) has a program for retired people with the support of the City Council. The College offers the farming land in its premises plus technical supervision to 450 farmers. The farmers are retired people with or without previous experience of farming and inscribed through the community social centres of the city. They receive a garden plot of 15 square meters, training, and technical support. The farmers commit to grow strictly organic crops and attend the training sessions organized on their behalf. After five years the experience, is a huge success, in farming terms, but also as social involvement of the community.
The paper entitled “Urban organic garden as a new model of family farming: the case of occupational organic orchards of Valladolid” INEA has participated in the XI National Congress of the EEAS which was held in Vitoria 1 to 4 October 2014 under the theme “Organic Farming Family” in 2014 dedicated by the United Nations Agriculture and Food Family Farming.
INEA supports efforts of producers of asparagus amrca Tudela to achieve quality for your product. It is realziando studies to see the possibility of getting a geographical indication or designation of origin. So it has come reflected in the press these days in the vicinity of Valladolid.
130 orchards to unemployed. 130 people discovering a plot to plant, care for, watch plants grow and get vegetables for consumption. Just today, INEA began working with Valladolid unemployed who have joined this initiative of the City of Valladolid.