Monday, October 8, 2018

Work Day 3 - On the farm

Today started a little earlier than the rest as we had a 1.5 hour ride West to Lares. There we helped demolish a couple of large, outdoor hydroponic nursery structures that were damaged during last year's hurricane. Another team helped weed some growing fields. We discovered that the fire ants of Puerto Rico are more vicious and painful than their American counterparts!

The owner told us a very moving history of the issues struggles of the nursery since the hurricane. His goal is to re-employee at least 15 locals to help with the local employment . Carlos, a 16 year old fine young man accompanied us today. He worships at The Metropolis Church and worked as hard as the rest of us today. He wants to become a personal trainer with emphasis on good nutrition. We made a lot of wonderful new friends today.

- Brad

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