Casita Linda and Bodega Orgánica Install Garden Together
By Rebecca Pedrick-Case
Casita Linda joined forces with Bodega Orgánica on March 20, 2015, to install the first of many gardens for one of the 82 homes built by Casita Linda in San Miguel de Allende.
Home owner and mother of six, María Remedios Barrón Tovar thanked Casita Linda for her new garden made of recycled chicken crates, a specialized soil mix that retains water, and plants such as stevia and chamomile that María uses to make tea for her children when they have stomach aches. “Casita Linda has changed my life … God bless them so that they may continue giving more families what they need because there are so many children that need them, and children are our future tomorrow.”
Louise Gilliam, Casita Linda president, says, “Not only are we providing the families with a warm shelter, solar lighting, ecostoves, and bedding, but now with the help of Bodega Orgánica, the families will be able to provide healthy food to their children.”
Bodega Orgánica has been installing urban gardens in San Miguel for more than two years and has always aspired to work with Casita Linda. “We want sanmiguelenses to know that growing food is for everyone, regardless of their means,” said Luc Monzies. Bodega Orgánica hopes to inspire donors and volunteers to help provide vegetable gardens to those who most need fresh, nutritious food. With the help of Guanajuato state funding, Bodega Orgánica recently installed a 90-foot greenhouse for Casa Hogar Mexiquito and is also looking for monthly volunteers to help out in the greenhouse.
“We want to call donors and volunteers to action to help those who most need nutrition in San Miguel de Allende.”