Project Irrigation Pots

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We are happy to announce that we have started a new project with two communities near Jiquilillo in the department of Chinandega, Nicaragua. Recently, DoƱas Lilliam and Rosa Alpedia from El Ojoche spent three days teaching eight women the basics of making irrigation pots, or cantaros. Cantaros are lidded vases that are buried in the ground amongst a group of plants. Each cantaro is filled with water which, over a few days, will seep out, thus watering the plants around it. This is an inexpensive, accessible and efficient way to keep garden plants moist and it is hoped that these pots will offer new marketing avenues.

Handbuilding irrigation pots.

Handbuilding irrigation pots.

Special thanks to our partners HERO and Monty’s Beach Lodge who have done so much for these communities.

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