Vacationing students head to the tropics — to farm and give back

This winter or spring break -- instead of going on school vacation -- consider how you can turn your time off into a time on for learning and serving the earth.

Every year, students at The George Washington University take “Alternative Breaks” to engage in service and service-learning trips around the world. The program features 12 domestic and international journeys, including trips to Puerto Rico, where students serve with the nonprofit, Plenitud.

Plentiud Puerto Rico is a nonprofit educational farm and learning center that focuses on the research, demonstration, and dissemination of sustainable practices for today’s rural and urban environment. They teach and offer a variety of permaculture practices, including: agro-forestry; rain water harvesting; urban food production; animal husbandry; food processing and storage for value added products and food security. Take a look at GW’s journey to Plenitud in 2016.

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