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...
Ruben Ramos, 71, farmer, Utuado

Ruben Ramos, 71, farmer, Utuado

To say that it’ been rough for the jibaros who live in the mountains of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria is an understatement.  In fact, nine months after the storm, the people of the town of Utuado and surrounding municipalities still don’t have...