Puerto Rico’s Farms Were Wiped Out. Here’s How They’re Bouncing Back

Puerto Rico’s resilience is beyond compare … the Boricua spirit is something to be reckoned with!!

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Marie McGrory (National Geographic) reports Puerto Rico’s farms and the resilience shown on the island with the help of government and grassroots efforts, which are helping agriculture “recover from Hurricane Maria—and emerge stronger than before.” Here are excerpts; see full article at National Geographic:

“You could hear chainsaws everywhere,” says Owen Ingley, director of Plenitud Teaching Center, an educational farm in Las Marias Puerto Rico. It was the second day following the most devastating hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in 80 years. The municipality of Las Marias was out to work clearing roads and checking in on neighbors. “The collective understanding was that the government and the municipality were going to be very busy,” Ingley says. “No one was going to wait for them to come down our small road.”

Eighty percent of the U.S. territory’s crop value was decimated by the storm, says Carlos Flores…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

2 thoughts on “Puerto Rico’s Farms Were Wiped Out. Here’s How They’re Bouncing Back

  1. Horty, The “Today Show” today, Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, Al Roker in Puerto Rico at a school hitting the right tone & saying all the right things like the kids can’t go to school while it’s being used as a shelter! He was with a volunteer group delivering school supplies directly in the hands of each child. Phil

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