Lourdes Cruz Ramirez, 29, Artist, Luquillo

Lourdes Cruz Ramirez, 29, Artist, Luquillo

Lourdes was in the middle of restoring a mural of the beloved Puerto Rican flag outside Leñas Cafe, a seaside eatery in the town of Luquillo, when we met. She was born and raised in this quant surfer town was named after the native Taino cacique Lokillo, a fierce...
Turin, 69, Farmer, La Jagua, Peñuelas

Turin, 69, Farmer, La Jagua, Peñuelas

The sixty-nine year old farmer sprinted up the steep mountain like a teenager, laughing, and after digging into the earth for yams. He turned his tee-shirt into a sack for the harvest showing a toned six-pack that didn’t arrive from work outs at a gym, rather,...
Mara Nieves, 41, Urban Permaculture Farmer, La Perla

Mara Nieves, 41, Urban Permaculture Farmer, La Perla

The community garden in La Perla, one of the most iconic neighborhoods on the island made even more famous by the song Despacito, was toppled when the roof of a nearby house landed on the plants. Hundreds of plants fought for their lives. Mara, whose knowledge and...